BERLIN, October 16. In Germany, the prosecution and police created a special team of investigators to study the data array of the Volkswagen-related scandal around diesel engines. According to the official representative of the Prosecutor’s office in Braunschweig, which leads the Agency Associated Press, 20 experts will be engaged in the data processing, measured “not in gigabytes, but in terabytes, as well as numerous paper documents”.
Volkswagen was at the center of a scandal after the discovery in the car group with diesel engines, which allows you to bypass strict ecological standards of the USA. The investigation into the auto giant launched in several countries in Europe and Asia. As noted in the statement by Volkswagen, the problem of falsifying data environmental tests on the content of harmful substances in exhaust gases of vehicles affected to 11 million cars worldwide.
We are talking about the device that includes the full capacity of the exhaust system only during appropriate inspection machine. During normal operation of the vehicle this system is partially disabled. Thus, during the test is not fixed, for example, the level of nitrogen dioxide emissions, which can cause asthma attacks and other respiratory diseases.
Because of the scandal, lost his job, the head of the concern Martin Winterkorn.