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This is the testing rig that caught Volkswagen riding dirty

Volkswagen is embroiled in one of the worst auto industry scandals to date and it's all thanks to a team of researchers at West Virginia University that have been waiting more than a year for the revelations to go global. The group published their findings in spring 2014 detailing how Volkswagen diesel-powered vehicles were emitting far higher emissions levels in standard driving conditions than during testing cycles required and regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency. The team only discovered this by creating a method for testing the emissions levels of a car while it drove down the highway.

The team drove two vehicles, a VW Jetta and VW Passat, up and down the West Coast with huge rigs in the trunk connecting to the...

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