Feb 01 2018
Without the benefit of viewing documents only The New York Times claims to have seen - with the likes of Reuters, Bloomberg and Fortune all reporting off the NYT story - CarAdvice is not prepared to speculate on the details. But now, it's just got worse.
BMW insisted it wasn't involved in the test and called it "repulsive", while Daimler called it "abhorrent" and "superfluous". Can VW recover from this latest controversy? Mercedes' parent company went on to mention: "We expressly distance ourselves from the studies and the EUGT".
"The fact that an entire industry has apparently tried to hide brazen and dubious methods of scientific research makes it even more monstrous".
The three giants of engine commissioned and financed experiments in which were made inhale gases emitted by diesel engines to monkeys and humans to determine effects that se have on respiratory system and on blood circulation, according to They revealed several diaries.
For VW, the logic it wanted validated was obvious; German automakers eager to sell greater volumes of their turbodiesel engines in the world's most important auto market (North America).
The three brands have tried to distance themselves from the tests since knowledge of these tests has come to light.
The study was carried out in 2014 by the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but unsurprisingly it was never concluded or published. These innocent animals should not be the ones to suffer for corporate greed.
Alex Smith traded by Chiefs to Redskins, sources say
Cousins played under the franchise tag the last two seasons in D.C. and was set to become a free agent this off-season. In Kansas City's 27-20 win over the Eagles in Week 2, Smith was 21 of 28 for 251 yards and a touchdown.
Russian team banned from Winter Paralympics, athletes to compete as neutrals
Beucher claimed the IPC had been influenced by external pressure to create a way in which Russian athletes can compete. The IPC said in a statement that "it is maintaining the suspension of the Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC)".
Iranian women protest obligatory headscarf; Twitterati praise the bravery
The woman, reportedly a 31-year-old mother, broke the law by exposing her hair in public, risking arrest and fines. Women are only allowed to show their face, hands and feet in public and are supposed to wear only modest colours.
The statement was released at a time when the experiments with monkeys, but not those with humans, were publicly known.
The Volkswagen Beetle used in the test was equipped with the same compromised emissions software that could detect when the vehicle was being tested in a lab environment so it was running as cleanly as it could, which I guess proves that Volkswagen will waste no opportunity to be hoisted by its own oil-burning petard.
"The gas was then diluted and fed into chambers containing the monkeys". It was always going to generate an artificially low volume of all the critical pollution parameters.
"We apologize for the misconduct and the lack of judgment of individuals", VW said in a statement.
VW Chair Hans Dieter Poetsch criticized researchers who exposed humans and monkeys to diesel exhaust for extended periods. "The indignation felt by many people is completely understandable".
The study has received condemnation from lawyers and animal activists alike. And VW was not alone in funding its research and operational budget.
The car-maker-supported research is likely to have been in response to the World Health Organization report and an attempt to challenge evidence it had compiled, but the decision to conduct test on animals and even humans seems extreme and raises potentially damaging moral and ethical dilemmas.
The massive scandal at the Volkswagen Group about rigged diesel cars has had a huge impact on the company's image. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.
Feb 01 2018
Muslim scholar questioned by French police over rape claims
He is the grandson of the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood movement in Egypt, Hassan al-Banna. A second unnamed woman on Friday also accused Ramadan of raping her in a hotel room in 2009.
Jan 31 2018
Will Ronda Rousey Elevate or Overshadow Women's Wrestling in WWE?
Nikki hadn't competed since WrestleMania , but she was the final person eliminated after entering at No. 27. Jason Powell, editor of ProWrestling, said it'll still be tough to get UFC fans to follow her to WWE .
Jan 30 2018
Seine still rising in Paris; Louvre partially closed
The capital's bateaux mouches rivercraft was out of service, and only emergency services were authorised to navigate the Seine. Authorities say some parts and suburbs of Paris are under water, and expect flood levels to remain high throughout the week.
Jan 30 2018
Nokia 2 to receive Android 8.1 Oreo update soon
The penta-lens camera system on the mysterious Nokia device is reported to come in a circular form with not five, but seven holes. It would be powered by last year's Snapdragon 835 processor, at least 4GB RAM, 128GB internal storage, and 3,250mAh battery.
Jan 29 2018
Carson Wentz ditches cane, showing progress in ACL rehab
Wentz, 25, said Friday that when he returns to the field in several months, he won't alter his playing style. He still expects to be ready for the 2018 regular-season opener in September.
Jan 29 2018
Macron's "France is Back" Speech Makes Plea for European Unity
On Wednesday, Macron took his pledge of a French renaissance to the world's business elite gathered in the Swiss resort of Davos . We have to design a 10-year strategy to make Europe an actual economic, social, green, scientific, and political power".
Jan 28 2018
Li Haotong on unfamiliar ground as he leads Omega Dubai Desert Classic
I just wanted to go out there and play a good seven holes and hopefully get myself into contention for the last couple of rounds. That gave him a two-shot lead at the halfway point but he was unable to maintain that momentum at the start of his third round.
Jan 28 2018
Caroline was better - Halep congratulates Australian Open champion Wozniacki
Halep's serve had just been broken and she now trailed 6-5 in the third set, one game from losing. Cramping, she made a decision to stand and deliver in the next game, keeping the points short.
Jan 28 2018
The Shining sequel Doctor Sleep lands director Mike Flanagan
Warner Bros. has tapped Flanagan to direct The Shining sequel Doctor Sleep , The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Flanagan's first order of business will be to rewrite the script that was originally adapted by Akiva Goldsman.
Jan 27 2018
Nine out of ten cancer cases 'could be prevented with smear test'
Cervical screening isn't a test for cancer; it's a test to check the health of the cells of the cervix (the entrance to the womb). Parents should speak with their children's health care provider about the HPV vaccine at the 11-to 12-year-old well child visit.
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