The Ethical Ethics Of Volkswagen

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Introduction On the 18th of September 2015, Volkswagen, one of the world’s leading automobile company got caught cheating the emission tests and installing the defeat device in 11 million cars, which produced up to 40 times more toxic fumes than permitted. The study suggested that the impact of the scandal would result in high casualties over time, and VW was charged with fines up to 20 billion dollars that dwarfed the previous record. [5] This report will identify the cause and present the main ethical issues presented through the incident and discuss areas in the incident where the ethical guidelines of engineers have been violated. The cause of the incident attributes to the combination of firm’s decision owing to the underrating punishment and prioritizing economic interesting and the compliance of the employees. Findings…show more content…
However, unlike their title, coming up with a system was not easy. Reducing the emission that would meet the NOx standards meant higher expense including the bills for engineers and extensive research as well as decrease in the automobile’s efficiency.[8] More efficient emission equipment would increase the price of the automobile without providing immediate benefits to the consumers while making it more difficult to compete with rival companies. [5] Volkswagen was unable to come up with a solution that satisfied all of performance, fuel economy and low pollution, so they decided to

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