Since then, as Volkswagen acknowledged that he had installed a special device on the engine control unit to fool tests for the analysis of harmful emissions from diesel engines, German carmakers continue to be prosecuted by the courts and special commissions all over the world.
German prosecutors began a new investigation against the concern Daimler, ostensibly to prevent a scenario similar to what happened to S. In summary, this investigation may lead to imposing penalty.
Recall that last year, the German transport Ministry said that at least 774 thousand cars of Mercedes-Benz in Europe were equipped with unauthorized devices, which underestimated the real data on emissions. After that, Daimler was ordered to recall more than 200 thousand cars in Germany.
Now prosecutors in Stuttgart are finishing a two-year investigation against Daimler and its individual employees. If the company is found guilty, she faces a large fine, which can be roughly equivalent to that paid by Volkswagen in June last year, 1.13 billion dollars.
Meanwhile, the Agency for environmental protection the U.S. is also monitoring the situation with the harmful emissions of cars Mercedes-Benz, and earlier this month, the German authorities began legal proceedings against the company Bosch, which provided unauthorized software for Volkswagen.