One of the world’s biggest automotive suppliers is under investigation for its possible role in the Volkswagen diesel scandal.
The U.S. Department of Justice has opened an investigation to determine whether Robert Bosch GmbH was aware or participated in the software-controlled cheat used in various Volkswagen diesel models. One spokesman for the U.S. Department of Justice has said there has been no evidence found so far of Bosch illegally assisting Volkswagen, but the investigation is still in its early stages. In order to bring charges against the company, investigators would have to prove Bosch knew Volkswagen was using its technology to cheat on both U.S. and European emissions tests.
Earlier when Volkswagen first admitted to cheating on EPA diesel emissions tests, Bosch released a statement saying that it only made components to the specifications requested by the automakers. “How these components are calibrated and integrated into complete vehicle systems is the responsibility of each car maker,” Bosch said.
The company did admit to Bild am Sonntag that it warned Volkswagen in 2007 that it was using illegal software.
[Source: Road & Track]
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