Revelation wrote:mxaxai wrote:Volkswagen's diesel manipulations or Airbus' corruption probes are some recent, comparable examples that led to some or all of the above.
Facts don't support taking the analogy as far as you did when mentioning loss of certification.
VW was found intentionally installing a "defeat device" i.e. intentionally detecting it was being tested and reducing its emissions so it can pass tests it won't pass using the default driving configuration. A VW executive signed the paperwork submitted to EPA saying no such "defeat device" would be used, which according to statute was a criminal act, and paid the price via jail time.
We have no evidence that deliberate cheating is going on in the current situation. If DoJ finds proof of such, then things obviously change. Even still, we should keep in mind that at the end of the day, we can still go to our local VW dealer and buy a VW. VW took a big hit, but not a fatal blow.