Cheating software 'not corporate decision': Volkswagen

  • The CEO of Volkswagen Group of America apologized for the software that was installed in its diesel vehicles to deceive environmental regulators, but he said a handful of "individuals" were responsible for the trickery. In a hearing before the US House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Michael Horn on Thursday said most of the affected vehicles would continue to emit excessive pollutants for at least a couple of more years. The executive denied having any prior knowledge of the software, which detected when emissions testing was taking place and turned on emissions' controls only when the vehicles were being operated in a test laboratory. (Source: IANS)