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Hawkmoon
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« on: September 14, 2020, 09:18:18 PM »

https://apnews.com/563a0e48922787c1881da2430a8b514f

I had no idea that Dimestore Benz was fudging the emissions control systems on their diesels.
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« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2020, 12:18:40 AM »

Without any evidence,  I would just assume that every car company except Tesla is fudging their emissions data, and they are all fudging their MPG/range figures.

There's too much incentive there to "adjust " something.

From the article I note that MB denies using defeat devices, didn't recieve an actual notice of violation,  and settled out of court.  I suspect they didn't do this, but did something they'd prefer not to have revealed in open court.
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« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2020, 05:16:53 AM »

I wonder how many people who owned the cars thought reprogramming the software to show "desired" results during testing and defaulting to improved performance (power/MPG) during actual driving was a reasonable solution to an unreasonable situation?  Evil
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« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2020, 06:20:46 AM »

If it doesn't actively endanger or harm the consumer, I'd say that a company "cheating" and giving the finger to .gov makes me more likely to support them, not less.  cool
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