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Chrysler Settles For Fuel Emissions Cheating

Accepted submission by Anonymous Coward at 2019-01-10 23:01:05 from the Copies Everything Including Cheating dept.
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"The US Justice Department (DOJ) on Thursday announced a $305 million civil settlement between Fiat Chrysler and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in a lawsuit over illegal software found on certain diesel Dodge Ram models and diesel Jeep Grand Cherokee models."

"The settlement comes two years after the EPA accused Fiat Chrysler of installing undisclosed and illegal software on 104,000 vehicles, including 3.0L diesel Dodge Ram 1500 trucks and diesel Jeep Grand Cherokees between model years 2014 and 2016. The EPA claimed the software would sense when the vehicle was being tested under laboratory conditions and implement the full emissions control system so that the car could pass the EPA's emissions tests."

I guess the Volkswagen cheating was considered a feature by the Chrysler engineers, and they were just copying what the customers demanded?

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