There are no devices on VW's as well. It is just software algorithm that changes engine behavior.
Do you see a difference between a killer who kills 7 babies per day and killer who kills 40 babies per day?
Now from there on. Do you understand the difference if I tell you that that one who kills 40 babies per day
actually is a doctor who injects lethal dose of sedative to all babies who are born with fatal defect that will torture
them for few weeks and then they will die. And the one that kills 7 babies does that because he just wants.
Regular people can't see and understand the real picture from far away. They stick their noses into shallow click-bait headlines,
get 300-500 bytes of information and then conclude everything from there, plus suppose everything they read was true.
This is how humans work. They need emotions and illusions that they "do the right thing". And we get those from click-baits,
that have just few paragraphs of black-and white information even a donkey can understand.
It is selfish what VW did but if we zoom out to well-to-wheel overall pollution then actually it was sensible decision,
just not legal. But law is just a law. Sometimes it is reasonable and necessary, sometimes it is not competent (Tesla not allowed
to sell directly, it is not ok to have an abortion, it is illegal to kill killers, must not kill cows because they are sacred etc).
The whole idea of you knowing what VW did is exactly what media wanted. What other manufacturers wanted.
And the fact that people never dig deep enough by default (they have life to live not to research what somebody did and why)
is just helping that. But I am disappointed that judges are shallow. That they "just read the instructions (aka laws)" and don't
even bother to understand them.
Like you. You understand that VW was 40x over the limit. But what kind of limit is that and why it is what it is.
Can you translate it to ppm? Can you translate it to real results. Do you know what everybody else is doing
to fit into that limit? I do, and it's sad. Sad because the whole point of the limit is... violated... legally.
True world is never black and white.
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