Re: [SystemSafety] The VW Saga

From: Matthew Squair < >
Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2015 19:41:09 +1100

Not to mention that's work, which requires funding from someone's budget. So unless they're running a complete slush fund there'll be some level of financial line item accountability somewhere.

Unless VW has a black bag budget of course. :)

Matthew Squair

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On 13 Oct 2015, at 7:15 PM, Martyn Thomas <martyn_at_xxxxxx

I'd like to see what the software configuration management system records about the reasons for the "defeat device". No software change gets implemented without explanation and approval.



On 12 Oct 2015, at 20:47, Chuck_Petras_at_xxxxxx

In opening I will say that I am the owner of a '12 VW Jetta TDI.

To me the issue isn't the NOx emission levels. Its the fact that VW had (has) a corporate culture that would condone this sort of thing. What other systems have been compromised? Is there an Easter egg in the stability control system? Airbags? This really is the issue.

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​VW sets January for diesel emissions recall <> "Mueller said 'according to current information, a few developers interfered in the engine management.' He said he doesn't think the management board made the decision to use the manipulated software."

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