The discrepancies first came to light in March 2014, when a West Virginia University study raised questions about the real-world emissions of some VW cars.
According to the case against Mr Liang, he and his team reacted to that study by pursuing “a strategy to disclose as little as possible” about the illegal software. They “intentionally made . . . false and fraudulent statements” to the Environmental Protection Agency and CARB to make the discrepancies appear as if they were “innocent mechanical and technological problems”.
With more time, it became “abundantly clear” something was off, because the car being tested was running “more cleanly when it was cold than when it was hot, contrary to all tenets of automotive engineering,” the official said.
In the spring and summer of 2015, regulators improved their testing to effectively trick the cars into thinking they were on the open road. As a result the VW cars responded by emitting higher levels of NOx. The regulators soon discovered what appeared to be “a second set of commands” — one set for being on the road, another for test conditions.
The regulators soon discovered what appeared to be “a second set of commands” — one set for being on the road, another for test conditions.
Perhaps quite similar to this situation.
But when he paid the money and logged back on, he was crushed to discover that not a single one of the profiles he’d been shown could be contacted. This was because they were “registered” and not “paying” members. In total, the site offered the man four suitable profiles “in his area” – none of which met his criteria. One of them lived hundreds of miles away in Ireland and would be unreachable without an expensive ferry or plane journey.
When the man complained to Elite Singles, it refunded him without a fuss, as it has a 14-day refund policy. When contacted by Telegraph Money, Elite Singles admitted that disappointment over the number of paying members was a “very common” complaint.
Lovoo: Captain leaves the ship.
Last May 2016, I suggested USA FTC investigate several online dating sites for misleading statements, false claims, overpromises.
Like Match, eHarmony, Zoosk, OkCupid, EliteSingles (Affinitas GmbH.) copycat of eHarmony, Tinder and others.