Audi Car Boss Detained Related to Diesel Emission Manipulation

Rupert Stadler was arrested along with other executives at Audi. - EPAThe head of the German car manufacturer Audi, Rupert Stadler, was arrested over an illegal device installation scandal to manipulate vehicle emissions.
The German authorities said Stadler was detained to prevent the possibility of him interfering with or omitting evidence.
Stadler is scheduled to undergo an examination in Munich before Wednesday (20/06) after he consulted with his lawyer.
In addition to Stadler, local authorities also arrested another executive who had been questioned last week.
Both are accused of being responsible for installing devices for the benefit of manipulating Audi emissions marketed in Europe when they know the true emissions from their products are higher than the test results.
A spokesman for Audi said the principle of presumption of innocence must be upheld in the case of Stadler.
Authorities found software installation practices in Audi to manipulate emission test results. – Getty Images
Volkswagen, the holding company that owns Audi, confirmed that Rupert Stadler was arrested.
The emission scandal came to light three years ago when cars were fitted with special devices for the purpose of manipulating emissions test results.
The device was first discovered in Volkswagen cars but also creeps into Audi.
Last month, Audi admitted that another 60,000 units of diesel-engined A6 and A7 models have emissions problems.
The amount does not include the 850,000 uni that was withdrawn from the market by Audi last year. Hany a portion of that number requires modification.
The scandal known by this name was first raised in September 2015.
Volkswagen admits that nearly 600,000 units of cars sold in the United States are equipped with “deceitful devices” to manipulate emissions testing.
The automaker says it has installed software on 11 million units of diesel cars marketed worldwide.
With the device then the car can detect while undergoing an emission check so that it will automatically reduce the amount of emissions generated.
On the highway and under no conditions undergoing emissions testing, the emission level generated by the car is actually much higher, up to 40 times higher than the rate produced when the car underwent laboratory emission testing.