[ExI] vw games emissions tests
interzone at gmail.com
Sun Sep 27 22:50:53 UTC 2015
It's actually really simple to game since any car after 1996 has to have a
OBD II computer hooked into emissions.
Once the test facility hooks up their system to the computer, the software
detects it and turns on the special sauce.
Once they unplug it, it goes back into pollution mode.
I would suspect that disassembling VW's firmware would violate IP in the
US, but it would probably be legal to replace the firmware completely with
a different one. It would be very interesting to see an open source
On Sep 27, 2015 5:58 PM, "spike" <spike66 at att.net> wrote:
> You have likely heard by now that VolksWagen is in big trouble with the
> EPA for rigging their cars to burn clean in test and burn optimally while
> on the road (two different things.)
> How did they do that?
> I have some ideas, but the real question is this: does reverse-engineering
> VW’s emissions settings violate intellectual property rules? If not, can
> we as consumers rig our cars to run clean in test and optimally at all
> other times? Can we use VW’s tricks to tell the car when someone is at the
> wheel or not?
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