German carmakers have promised to update the software in many diesel cars to help make the air cleaner. But is this enough? Peter Mock from the International Council on Clean Transportation has the answer.
Auto bosses who met politicians for a "Diesel Summit" in Berlin have agreed on "comprehensive upgrading" of software for more than five million cars. However, the agreement falls far short of what critics say is needed.
Owners of diesel cars in Austria will get free emissions-reducing software updates and will be offered incentives to buy cleaner cars. This is the result of a meeting between government officials and carmakers.
German carmakers risk falling behind when it comes to electric vehicle technology, chancellor candidate Martin Schulz has warned. The SPD leader said carmakers they can no longer afford to be "arrogant."
Can the diesel engine still be saved? The automotive industry is hopeful, unions are demanding it and environmental groups are against it. Politicians are looking for a common thread. Sabine Kinkartz from Berlin.
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