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24 05 2017 02

Researchers have uncovered the software code that Volkswagen used to cheat on emissions tests.

The scandal, which broke in 2015, affected millions of diesel cars built during a six-year period between 2009 and 2015, and cost the German automaker billions of dollars in fines and refitting costs.

A team of international researchers led by Kirill Levchenko, a computer scientist at the University of California San Diego, has conducted a year-long investigation into the software used in the cars. The researchers found copies of the illegal code on the company’s own maintenance website, and on forums run by car enthusiasts.

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