Bosch is part of carmaker cartel, says SpiegelStaff Writer | July 30, 2017
Bosch participated in secret meetings with German car makers, Spiegel magazine claimed, referencing internal documents filed by Volkswagen at the Federal Cartel Office.
Auto industry "Nobody wants to report the true motivations"
Following this reading, the installation of illicit software to falsify results during emissions tests, first discovered by U.S. authorities and known as the global "dieselgate" scandal, would have been a result of a cost-saving measure by the German automotive cartel.
All car makers wanted Bosch to develop a lower dosage of AdBlue liquid "because of the limited size of urea tanks," Spiegel said, citing an unnamed Volkswagen manager.
"Nobody wants to report the true motivations behind this limitation to authorities," he added.
Bosch said it was unaware of any wrongdoing. Bosch CEO Volkmar Denner told German newspaper Welt am Sonntag "they were only made aware (of the allegations) through media reports." ■