Porsche accused of using steering inputs to cheat on emissions tests
Last week, the German transport authority KBA announced it was investigating bothPorsche
for cheating on emissions tests.Wirtschaftswoche
, a German economic publication,says the KBA's investigation
focuses on a system that uses steering inputs to determine whether or not the car is being tested. While Audi hasrecalled 24,000 models
,Automotive News reports
that currently Porsche denies any wrongdoing.
According to KBA, if the affected cars measureda steering input of 15 degrees or more
, the cars would emit excess nitrogen oxide emissions. It's important to note that this is different thanVolkswagen diesel
CO2 emissions. The cars broke European strict emissions standards, so it's unclear what impact his has on cars here in the US. Audi hasrecalled
, though it's unclear which Porsche models the KBA is investigating.
15 degrees is a very small amount of steering input. The wheel can move that much just to move around a pothole or bump in the road. Essentially, if you're driving, you're moving the wheel at least 15 degrees in one direction or the other.
If these allegations turn out to be true, it's going to be another huge blow toVolkswagen
, Audi, and Porsche. While public trust in Volkswagen is supremely low, for the most part, Porsche's image has remained fairly clean. While NOx emissions don't have as big of a long-term effect as CO2, it's still very bad for humans.Related Video:
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June 5, 2017 at 04:29AM