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Daimler to offer software update for 3 million Mercedes-Benz diesels in...

And Porsche may decide on the future of the diesel by the end of the decade.

A diesel emissions test you can’t game? We try it out

From September, Euro 6 rules mean diesels have to prove theyrsquo;re clean in the real world.

Audi manager charged in diesel scandal

The 2015 Volkswagen diesel scandal continues, now with more subterfuge.

France wants to ban sale of gas and diesel cars by...

The countryrsquo;s ambitious plans to stem climate change will be a challenge.

Volvo says from 2019 all new models it introduces will be...

Five new EVs between 2019 and 2021, and every other new Volvo will be a hybrid.

Benchmarks, analyst reports, and other pretenses

Industry benchmarks and analyst reports are bibles for many people in IT, providing independent assessment of vendors product and technology claims.

But too many people take them literally.

The fact is that they should be treated with much more skepticism than they are typically given.

The devil is in the detailsmdash;rather, in the methodology.I know that from personal experience: I now work at and have worked for multiple software vendors that have been frequently covered by analyst firms both positively and negatively.
Irsquo;ve personally assisted in tuning for benchmarks including specs to present my companiesrsquo; best face.[ InfoWorld's quick guide: Digital Transformation and the Agile Enterprise. | Download InfoWorldrsquo;s essential guide to microservices and learn how to create modern web and mobile applications that scale. ] Therersquo;s nothing wrong as a vendor in putting your best face forward and trying to encourage those analysts to support your point of view, But sometimes it goes further than that. Wersquo;ve all heard rumors that some analyst reportsrsquo; conclusions are influenced by which vendors are those analystsrsquo; customers.

And wersquo;ve all seen reports on the habitual cheating on industry benchmarks in several segments of the hardware industry (itrsquo;s not just Volkswagenrsquo;s diesel engines), where they detect the benchmarks in use and change their behavior accordingly to look better than they are in the real world.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Volkswagen, Bosch, Fiat diesel emissions cheats cracked open in new research

Current US and EU emissions testing is insufficient to confirm compliance.

Diesel can’t catch a break: Lawsuits over emissions hit GM, Fiat...

Nitrogen oxide emissions are coming back for round two.

Regulator-approved fix for another 84,000 diesels could save VW some money

VW fixes must engage emissions control without dramatic performance loss.

Volvo says no more diesel engines, the future is electric

Stricter nitrogen oxide emissions regulations mean an end to diesel-engine development.

Study says excess diesel vehicle emissions killed 38,000 people in 2015

Real-world testing and more stringent regulations would turn those numbers around.

310-mile range and 320kW: 2019’s Audi e-tron Sportback

The powertrain looks great, but we're not sure about the styling.