Case Study 3.docx - Case Study 3 Kowshik Khan \u2013 500793490 \u2013 ITM100 1 Does the Volkswagen emission cheating crisis pose an ethical dilemma Why or why

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Case Study 3 Kowshik Khan – 500793490 – ITM100 1. Does the Volkswagen emission cheating crisis pose an ethical dilemma? Why or why not? If so, who are the stakeholders? The Volkswagen emission cheating incident does pose an ethical dilemma. The more greenhouse gases are released in the atmosphere by automobiles, the worse global warming will affect this planet for the future generation. The stakeholders of this issue is everyone as global warming will affect people living today and especially the generation that follows. Volkswagen intentionally programmed certain controls to only be active during the emission test – resulting in cars that passed the test when they should not have. The cars passed the U.S. standards for emission test, but emitted up to 40 times more greenhouse gasses than what was indicated. Volkswagen was able to get away by cheating on the emission test because it was hidden inside of software codes. Many functions in today’s automobiles are made with millions and millions of lines of codes.
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