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Volkswagen accused of cheating in emission tests in US, Europe

Company had been employing computer code for over 6 yrs before the EPA notification in 2015

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Scientists have uncovered the mechanism inside cars that allowed German automaker Volkswagen to circumvent US and European emission tests using computer codes. The mechanism was used by Volkswagen over at least six years before the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) put the company on notice in 2015 for violating the Clean Air Act, researchers said. During a year-long investigation, researchers led by Kirill Levchenko from the University of California San Diego in the US found the code that allowed a car's onboard computer to determine that the vehicle was ...

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First Published: Tue, May 23 2017. 15:57 IST
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