German transport minister Alexander Dobrindt has told the Bild am Sonntag newspaper that “there will be controls for cars like doping tests – unannounced – each year”.
Using the same model used in professional athletics to cut down on drugs cheats would encourage manufacturers to stick to the rules, claimed the politician.
Dobrindt said that technicians could, for example, rent cars and test those models. He added that the proposed tests would serve to build up trust in auto makers among the public.
The German transport minister said that he was keen to make sure that something like the Volkswagen emissions scandal couldn’t happen again, and said that as well as rotating test technicians, he would look at making ECU software public to ensure the integrity and transparency of tests.
February 17, 2016