May 23, 2017
US accuses Fiat Chrysler of using 'defeat devices'
The US government is suing car firm Fiat Chrysler, alleging the firm sold vehicles with "Defeat devices" that helped them pass emissions tests. The software enabled the vehicles to produce lower emissions during roadworthiness tests than they did when used under normal driving conditions. In a statement Fiat Chrysler spokesman, Eric Mayne, said the firm would defend itself "Particularly against any claims that the company engaged in any deliberate scheme to install defeat devices to cheat US emissions tests". Fiat Chrysler last week announced updates to its emissions software programs. Fiat Chrysler insists it didn't set out to cheat the testing process.
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