The car maker Audi device in the exhaust gas, the affair is becoming stronger under pressure. As the “Bild am Sonntag” reported, has been discovered by the Californian environmental authority Carb in the summer of this year, a further illegal software function in an Audi with a V6 engine. The information, according to the Ingolstadt-based car manufacturer has used this also for the Manipulation of CO2 levels for Diesel and gasoline in Europe.
Thus, Audi can distinguish models with a specific automatic transmission by means of a so-called steering angle detection, whether you are on a roller dynamometer or on the road. The steering Wheel will not move after the launch, activating a shift program for the transmission that produce very little CO2. Turn the driver turns the steering Wheel to deactivate, only to more than 15 degrees, this “warm-up” strategy. The vehicle over then with another program that consumes more fuel and CO2.
go, such As confidential company documents, Audi used for this test identifier. According to the “final Protocol” a “summer travel” in South Africa with a A8 L 6.3 FSI, the former head of the drive, Axel Eiser, the end of February 2013, asked according to the “picture”: “when will the cycle-optimized switching program?” Further, it is stated: “the circuit program should be designed so that it is on the roll to 100 percent active, in front of a customer, but only in 0.01 percent.” Eiser is now ascended to the head of powertrain development for the entire VW group.
The research is that performance are affected by strong Audi models that feature the automatic transmission with the internal designation of AL 551. Notes on inconsistencies with regard to the CO2-values have been given already by the end of 2015 for models with the gear AL 1000. According to the newspaper, Audi has stopped the use of the cheat Software in the Transmissions in may of 2016, just before the American environmental Agency Carb Manipulation in an older model discovered. Audi pulled according to the report, already human consequences and suspended several technicians.
On request, have not expressed an Audi-speaker, and to the ongoing discussions on the exhaust of fraud in America referred to.