[SystemSafety] The VW Saga

Martyn Thomas martyn at 72f.org
Mon Oct 12 22:46:39 CEST 2015

I'd like to see what the software configuration management system records about the reasons for the "defeat device".  No software change gets implemented without explanation and approval. 



> On 12 Oct 2015, at 20:47, Chuck_Petras at selinc.com wrote:
> In opening I will say that I am the owner of a '12 VW Jetta TDI. 
> To me the issue isn't the NOx emission levels. Its the fact that VW had (has) a corporate culture that would condone this sort of thing. What other systems have been compromised? Is there an Easter egg in the stability control system? Airbags? This really is the issue. 
> Regulators Investigating 2nd VW Computer Program on Emissions 
> <http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/09/business/international/vw-diesel-emissions-scandal-congressional-hearing.html> 
> ​VW sets January for diesel emissions recall 
> <http://www.cbsnews.com/news/vw-sets-january-for-diesel-emissions-recall/> 
> "Mueller said 'according to current information, a few developers interfered in the engine management.' He said he doesn't think the management board made the decision to use the manipulated software."
> Chuck Petras, PE
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