• Question: .What do you think about the VW cheating in the tests

    Asked by 592smbd43 to Aaron on 9 Nov 2015.
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      Aaron Boardley answered on 9 Nov 2015:

      I think it’s bad. It seems they deliberately misled their customers. A lot of people have been misled, and a lot of people have lost trust in car makers now.

      Are VW the only company to have done it? We don’t know.

      People say VW did it because they were under pressure to keep emissions down as well as keeping costs down. This is no excuse for lying. But it does make me think. We need to keep carbon dioxide and poisonous gases out of the atmosphere, but we also don’t want to pay more. Is this possible? Do we need to accept that if we want new and better technology that has lower emissions then we will have to pay more to develop this technology? What do you think?

      This is the challenge for engineers, coming up with new solutions, new technologies, and new equipment to solve problems – while balancing the needs of costs and speed.