Maybe it’s in our nature, or possibly our cultures, to survive by winning at all cost, including cheating? Though most learn that dishonesty is not the way, in theory if not in practice.
As my friend Mike commented, the ethics of the VW emissions cheating situation aside, didn’t the perpetrators think they would get caught someday? They should have…
This USA Today article indicates that the Bosch Corporation—you know, the important fuel-injection guys—warned VW not to use certain software during normal operation, in 2007. Then in 2011, a Volkswagen technician reportedly raised concerns about illegal practices and emissions levels.
Seems there was some (diesel) smoke early on, a warning about a smoldering fire.
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