You don’t need a PhD in ethics to know that lying to regulators, and hence to the consuming public, is unethical. The allegation outlined below is that VW installed software on its diesel cars that could detect when emissions were being measured, and only then switch on emission controls. While the ethical verdict here is not complicated, it’s still a useful case. For one thing, it’s an example of the bad things that can happen even when the right thing to do is clear. >>>
LINK: ORIGINAL HEADLINE (by Andreas Cremer & Valerie Volcovici for Globe and Mail)
…The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said on Friday Europe’s biggest car maker had used software for diesel VW and Audi branded cars that deceived regulators measuring toxic emissions and could face penalties of up to $18-billion…..
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