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VW To Pay $14.7 Billion In Emissions-Cheating Software Settlement
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moarsauce123
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moarsauce123,
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7/3/2016 | 8:01:49 AM
And now on regulating the trucking industry
VW got the punishment they deserved, but the ecological impact is negligible compared to all the poison and dirt spewed out by trucks. It is about time to force trucking to clean up its act and comply with standards that apply to cars. Punishing one company and letting many others pollute without restriction is a rather half hearted approach.
Whoopty
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Whoopty,
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6/30/2016 | 7:10:06 AM
Re: On the high price of deceit
It's got me wondering too, especially in parts of the world where emissions and fuel economy are considered more important. While in the U.S. I know that high 30s are considered very strong milage per gallon, elsewhere in the world that's actually quite poor. In the UK many vehicles are marketed at 70 MPG+ and now I'm wondering how good those really are, especially since many come from VW.

That said, I wonder how difficult paying this fine will actually be for VW. $14 billion is an enormous amount of money, but it's 'only' equivalent to the company's profit from 2014. It will easily survive this, which seems pretty crazy. 

Should any company be able to absorb such losses?
Michelle
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Michelle,
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6/29/2016 | 12:52:56 PM
On the high price of deceit
This court case and subsequent settlement lead me to wonder what other software tricks are being employed by car makers. Are these practices pervasive throughout an industry and undiscovered as yet? Is my calculated MPG accurate? What about data from sensors?


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