Despite Volkswagen's Board ongoing claims that they knew nothing about the company's emission test fraud, Reuters reports that Volkswagen's own staff and one of its suppliers warned years ago about software designed to thwart emissions tests.
VW technicians had warned about illegal emissions practices in 2011. No explanation was given as to why the matter was not addressed then.
Separately, Bild am Sonntag newspaper said VW's internal probe had turned up a letter from parts supplier Bosch written in 2007 that also warned against the possible illegal use of Bosch-supplied software technology.
Cynics might ponder that the denials by board may have something to do with the fact the Winterkorn, and his soon to depart cronies all want to leave with their pensions and annual company car allowances intact.