VW Blames Engineers

business_ethics_highlights_2How likely is anyone to believe VW about anything right now? The company’s high-level executives are denying responsibility. Instead, should they claim incompetence? What kind of executive lets this sort of thing happen behind his or her back? >>>

LINK: VW says rogue engineers, not executives, responsible for emissions scandal (by David Cravats for Ars Technica)

Volkswagen’s US CEO testified Thursday that the decision to use emissions cheating software was not made at the corporate level. Instead, it was “software engineers who put this in for whatever reason,” Michael Horn told a congressional panel that is investigating the scandal.

Horn was emphatic that there was no internal, executive-level decision to program the emissions software to cheat….

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