By Larry E. Hall The California Air Resources Board (CARB) discovered cheating software on popular Audi models that were rigged to produce lower CO2 emissions implicated in global warming during lab testing than in normal driving.
The device was installed on thousands of Audi A6 and A8 sedans and Q5 sport-utility vehicles that are equipped with the AL 551 automatic transmission and used in both diesel and gasoline-powered cars.
A German newspaper Bild am Sonnta on Sunday reported the newly discovered software was detected four months ago during tests by CARB, according to Automotive News.
The defeat device was not the same software that deactivated emission controls
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