Re: [SystemSafety] The VW Saga - 30 managers...

From: Peter Bernard Ladkin < >
Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2015 08:27:11 +0200


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On 2015-10-15 00:28 , Chuck_Petras_at_xxxxxx
> "AT LEAST 30 Volkswagen managers played a role in using software to cheat on emissions testing
> on more than 10 million diesel cars, Der Spiegel reports."
>
> Dozens of Managers Were Involved in VWs Diesel Scandal
> <http://www.wired.com/2015/10/dozens-of-managers-were-involved-in-vws-diesel-scandal/>

The Spiegel article (in German) is largely just titbits, but interesting nonetheless, at http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/unternehmen/volkswagen-dutzende-manager-in-vw-skandal-verwickelt-a-1057741.html - -

The investigation is being conducted by VW itself along with the international law firm Jones Day. Someone with knowledge of the investigation says there could be more involved than those identified already. The managers identified are being put on leave.

The engine has been used in production cars for seven years, and has been tested many times during this period, in various different car models, to determine that it fulfils the emissions requirements. A "VW-Manager" told Der Spiegel that the apparent situation that the engine fulfilled the emissions requirements without the "expensive exhaust cleaning" should have made "any engine developer suspicious" that things were not as being claimed.

Der Spiegel noted that a similar situation happened at the beginning of the Siemens bribery scandal a few years ago. At the beginning it was said that just "a few people" were involved, but later quite a few Board members had to relinquish their posts. There is a resume of this scandal and its consequences at
http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/recovering-business-trust-siemens

PBL Prof. Peter Bernard Ladkin, Faculty of Technology, University of Bielefeld, 33594 Bielefeld, Germany Je suis Charlie
Tel+msg +49 (0)521 880 7319 www.rvs.uni-bielefeld.de

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