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06 Jul 2018

Daimler faces government ultimatum as it struggles with software update delays - report


Daimler is under pressure from German transport minister Andreas Scheuer to complete the recall and upgrade of 774,000 diesel vehicles that the government has found to have illegal emissions test defeat devices, Markus Fasse, Franz Hubik and Thomas Tuma write in Handelsblatt. The carmaker is struggling with the development of the necessary software updates, which may not be ready until the end of the year. While the company says it is doing everything it can to get the updates done as quickly as possible, the new applications still have to be accepted and approved by authorities.

Read the article in German here (behind paywall).

For background, read the factsheet Reluctant Daimler plans “radical” push into new mobility world and the dossier BMW, Daimler, and VW vow to fight in green transport revolution.

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