EPA Hopes To Beat 'Defeat Devices' With New Emissions Tests
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is creating new testing protocol in the wake of the Volkswagen emissions scandal.By Ethan Weston | September 26, 2015
The old saying goes: fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me. And the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency doesn't intend to get fooled again.
After regulators caught Volkswagen cheating on its emission tests, the EPA has put all automakers on notice.
In a letter to manufacturers, the EPA said it would inspect for "defeat devices," which are essentially just lines of code in the cars' computers.