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Volkswagen Scandal

By now everyone must have heard about the VW scandal?

So what do you think?

In case you have not heard the Information was bad enough to wipe about 20% from their share Price!

Alright you ask what is the scandal about? As far as I can work out VW, who by the way also own other car makes such as Porshe, Audi, Skoda etc., installed Software in the managent system of about 11million of their cars smart enough to tell when the vehicle was being tested and so gave a'good' reading on emissions test.

However when the vehicle was driven on the highway the software switched over to allow more power from the engine causing the emission to go higher than is permitted under statutary laws! Pretty nasty trick coming from a Company that has high claims of Emission Controls! Is it any wonder the air is not cleaning up all that quickly!

Wonder if VW are the only Sinners?

What do you think?

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Feisty56 wrote on September 23, 2015, 10:03 AM

Somehow I missed this in the news altogether, so I appreciate your post here. I'll respond by getting on my soapbox about the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling, Citizens United. If corporations are people, as the ruling states, then corporations -- people -- who commit crimes should be held accountable via the legal system for such premeditated actions.

lexiconlover wrote on September 23, 2015, 2:13 PM

Actually I hadn't heard about this until you brought it up. I guess that's what I get for not paying attention to the news the last few days. The biggest news story that I've read today is that there is a new fishing line out for freshwater fishing. Clearly, I am not reading CNN. LOL

agvulpes wrote on September 24, 2015, 3:37 AM

Oh I don't think that we have heard the last of this not by a long shot :)

agvulpes wrote on September 24, 2015, 3:40 AM

Is is also true over here in Australia that Corporations are indeed 'entities' in their own right and can be held accountable in a Court of Law , that means the Directors of the Company :)

agvulpes wrote on September 24, 2015, 3:42 AM

Wow you mean that there really is a new fishing line for freshwater fishing ! Now that is News with a capital N :) Is it synthetic ?

lexiconlover wrote on September 24, 2015, 12:13 PM

It's flourocarbon. I have a news alert for stories that interest me, and fishing happens to be one of those things. So I get the stories emailed to me. That was one of yesterdays. Lol.

MegL wrote on July 25, 2016, 12:26 PM

No, VW were not the only ones. I assume that when countries or states set higher emission testing regulations than similar countries, the companies decided to meet the changed levels in a way different from that intended. These is a name for that, I think it is "perverse". The word is applied when new laws don't have the intended effect, for instance, if the law requies people to wear seat belts, you would think they would be safer but the perverse thing is, drivers drive faster and thus have m ore serious accidents!