The update of the older diesel engine engine control software to improve the emission of pollutants will not be able to complete this year’s full portfolio, and will remain the same for next year, said the VDA chairman of the automotive sector’s VDA chairperson in an interview with Passauer Neuen Presse, which was published online on Tuesday.
However, Bernhard Mattes, Chairman of the Verband der Automobilindustrie (VDA), emphasized that he was still opposed to the subsequent technical transformation of diesel engines.
Federal Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer called on automotive companies to speed up software upgrades and set the deadline for software development to be passed on to Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt on September 1.
By the end of the year, it would only be possible to complete the replacement of 5.3 million diesel engine control software, including a 2.5 million diesel engine for Volkswagen’s diesel scam.
With the participation of automotive companies and federal and provincial governments in August 2017, a deal on “diesel” was supposed to have had 2.7 million diesel cars to go through software change. However, summary information about the implementation of the program is not available.