Supplier Bosch Under Investigation for Part in VW Cheating Scandal


Auto provide giant Bosch is being investigated for its component in the widespread emissions cheating scandal that has engulfed Volkswagen, Bloomberg reported (through Automotive News).

Prosecutors in Stuttgart say that they’ve contacted the firm, which supplied Volkswagen with engine handle modules that helped the automobiles illegally pass emissions tests, about their function in engineering the illegal devices.

A spokeswoman for Bosch mentioned it would comply with requests from authorities.

In September, German newspaper Bild am Sonntag reported that Bosch may have warned Volkswagen in 2007 that the computer software it supplied would be illegal to use on the road. A firm spokesman stated that it supplied parts to Volkswagen, but was not accountable for how engineers at the automaker utilised these parts.

“In the wake of what was reported about the emissions case at Volkswagen, we concluded that somebody should have developed the software,” Claudia Krauth, a spokeswoman for prosecutors in Stuttgart, told Bloomberg. “It was clear which business came into question.”

Bosch is a worldwide auto parts supplier with components in millions of automobiles.

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