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user-inactivated  ·  1851 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Bosch warned VW about cheating software in 2007; Internal memos warn about it in 2011

Pretty certain scenarios like this is why corporate whistle blowers are a good thing.

WanderingEng  ·  1851 days ago  ·  link  ·  

And I think it speaks to the larger corporate culture. Companies with a culture of following the rules will still do the wrong thing on occasion, but they're more likely to report it themselves and correct it without outside pressure. To me this speaks to the culture within VW: one with little care for what is right.

user-inactivated  ·  1851 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Absolutely. Whether by whistle blower or by corporate culture, if they had admitted to their wrongs early on they wouldn't have found themselves in as deep as they are now.