29 Sep '15, 5pm

Emissions Testing Tech Puts Pressure on Carmakers: Maturing tech shows that diesel exhaust in the real world i...

Emissions Testing Tech Puts Pressure on Carmakers: Maturing tech shows that diesel exhaust in the real world i...

In late September, Volkswagen admitted to using software that activated hardware to scrub nitrogen oxide (NOx ) emissions during required emissions tests, but not during normal driving. The deception improved the cars’ gas mileage at the cost of emitting between 10 and 40 times the legal limit of NOx , a precursor gas to nitrogen dioxide (NO2 ), ammonia (NH3 ), and other gases that cause respiratory problems. In the last few years, newly maturing instruments of several kinds have converged on a single message: diesel exhaust in the real world is far higher than what carmakers advertise and what is permitted by the law in many countries. Researchers from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), a non-profit, and West Virginia University used instruments called portable emissions measurement systems (PEMS) to bypass several test cars’ onboard computers and m...

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greencarreports.com 26 Sep '15, 1pm

By John Voelcker 3,440 views Sep 26, 2015 Follow John Add to circle 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Enlarge Photo The bad news f...

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rt @pursuitist BMW Issues Statement on Diesel Emissions #luxury

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After the VW/Audi bombshell in which they admitted cheating on emissions tests, other manufacturers are trying to calm con...

Death to diesel? Volkswagen, Tesla and the new clean car market

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greenbiz.com 28 Sep '15, 9am

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Diesel Emissions Scandal Now Includes 2.1M Audi Cars

Diesel Emissions Scandal Now Includes 2.1M Audi...

hybridcars.com 29 Sep '15, 4am

Audi has revealed that 2.1 million of its vehicles are fit with software that is meant to cheat diesel emissions tests. Of...

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How Pedestrians Can Protect Themselves From Die...

spectrum.ieee.org 30 Sep '15, 12pm

I have a doctor friend, a lifelong germaphobe, who always holds his breath whenever someone walking toward him sneezes, th...