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VW Diesel Scandal Result of 'Chain of Mistakes'

December 11, 2015

Photo courtesy of Volkswagen.
Photo courtesy of Volkswagen.

Volkswagen engineers installed cheat software in their U.S. diesel vehicles because they "quite simply could not find a way to meet the tougher" standards limiting nitrogen oxide pollutants, the company's chairman told reporters this week.

"We are not talking about a one-off mistake, but a whole chain of mistakes," Hans-Dieter Potsch said at a Dec. 10 press conference in Germany that was live-streamed online and translated into English, reports USA Today.

The company has suspended nine engineers in connection with the diesel manipulation. The press conference provided an update to Volkswagen AG's internal investigation that's being led by global law firm Jones Day.

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  1. 1. Michael Galorath [ December 14, 2015 @ 05:39PM ]

    Well I'd bet that these were the scapegoats. Nine engineers losing their jobs. Where does the board of directors and CEO fall into the picture? I can see the board meeting now.These cars were sitting in a yard or on the way to be shipped! How many cars are in question waiting to be shipped? The unit cost is? What do you mean we built a car and now it's being held back because of a software issue! Yes but we have a way to fool to people until we have a solution! How long will it take your engineers to correct the issue. (not long just need more time) When will the software is available? we will up dates the cars with a policy recall this way no one will know. Ship the cars!


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