Unfortunately, the infamous Volkswagen’s emission scandal has not really died down yet as recently, a U.S. regulator discovered a software in one of many VW’s brand, Audi, where certain of the carmaker’s automatic transmissions has the ability to lower down carbon dioxide emissions, according to German weekly newspaper, Bild am Sonntag.
This discovery was made by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) last summer. VW’s admission that it had installed software that deactivated pollution controls on more than 11 million diesel vehicles sold worldwide, triggered the most severe business crisis in the German carmaker’s history.
Audi, the main contributor to VW group profit, has also admitted its 3.0 liter V6 diesel engine was fitted with emissions-control software.
Ingolstadt had ditched the software in May 2016, just before CARB discovered the manipulation in an older model, the paper said, adding that the carmaker had suspended several engineers in charged with the fiasco.
Bild am Sonntag said a spokesman for Audi had declined to provide a feedback, citing ongoing talks with U.S. and California regulators on a proposed fix for cars with 3.0 liter engines.