BERLIN, October 25. Head of powertrain development of the Volkswagen group Hanno Jelden resigned from his post amid “diesel scandal”. This was reported on Saturday the German newspaper Bild.
According to her, currently the operations engineer checks the Prosecutor’s office in Braunschweig. According to investigators, Selden could play a key role in equipping the engines with software ON, lowered the amount of harmful emissions during inspections.
So, according to the internal investigation Volkswagen, engineer in 2007 could change IN such a way that the transmitted data comply with the environmental standards.
Selden refused to give the edition comments.
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 car operation, the 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.
In connection with the incident, the head of the concern Martin Winterkorn resigned from his post, and German prosecutors launched an investigation into his activities.