VW Cheating Explained in Just 47 Words
While trying to be funny, sardonic, snarky or something—Aaron Robinson, Executive Editor of Car and Driver, writing in the December issue, I think came up with the most clear and concise explanation of how Volkswagen cheated on government-mandated emission testing for its turbo-diesel engines. With some redaction, here it is:
“Basically, Volkswagen programmed an algorithmic routine into the controllers of (the affected) turbo-diesel engines that recognized the protocols of the EPA’s (applicable tests) and altered the engine calibrations to selectively reduce oxides of nitrogen to make the engine compliant with (applicable sections) of the Clean Air Act.”
Okay. Now I get it.