At this weeks Chaos Computer Club conference in Germany, one presentation went into details explaining two aspects of the Diesel scandal. First, a dive behind the scenes what the likely reasons, decision paths, and management involvements were that brought VW to this route. Second, an analysis of what the cheat code looks like and what it exactly does.
The 65-minute video is interesting for us in many aspects. It depicts the culture of a company (and an industry) that reached the current limits of a 100-year-old technical solution and instead of reinventing itself and the technology resorted to cheating.
Watch the video for yourself: The exhaust emissions scandal („Dieselgate“) – Take a deep breath into pollution trickery