Emissions cheating software found in 36 Volkswagen vehicles in Japan

posted on October 25, 2015

At least 36 of 230 diesel vehicles made by Germany's Volkswagen AG and privately imported to Japan were found equipped with software designed to cheat emissions tests, transport minister Keiichi Ishii said Friday.

The transport and environment ministries will jointly set up a panel of experts to review ways to test emissions from diesel vehicles, and its first meeting will be held on Wednesday, Ishii told a news conference.

In collaboration with the Japanese unit of Volkswagen, the transport ministry will consider appropriate measures such as rewriting software in question, according to the minister.

Following the revelations about the emissions scandal at Volkswagen, the ministry is set to amend a notice of the road trucking vehicle act by the end of this year to ban the use of cheating software.

source by jiji
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