Audi CEO To Face Questioning Over Newly-Discovered Emissions Cheat

Audi chief executive Rupert Stadler is set to face renewed questioning about the recent discovery of a new emissions cheating device found within an Audi with an automatic transmission.

In late September, after interviewing Stadler, U.S. law firm Jones Day concluded that the executive had no prior knowledge of dieselgate and the software employed by Volkswagen to cheat diesel emissions testing.

While speaking with Automotive News, a person from Jones Day confirmed that Stadler will be questioned once again after the new cheating software was discovered and whether he knew about it prior to a U.S. regulator finding the system earlier in the year.

Audi and VW have made no comment about the renewed investigation.

The device found in an Audi model last summer was triggered if the steering wheel did not turn, therefore helping to detect laboratory testing conditions and reducing carbon dioxide. When the steering wheel was turned by more than 15 degrees, the software was disabled.