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U.S., Canada Tighten On-the-Road Emission Tests for Diesel Cars

Concerned that cheating on vehicle emissions could be prevalent across the automobile industry, regulators in the United States and Canada are significantly expanding their on-the-road emissions tests to cover all makes and models of diesel cars.

The tests, which come in the wake of Volkswagen's admission that it installed software on more than 11 million cars to evade emissions standards, are being conducted randomly and in real-world conditions, rather than in traditional laboratory settings, to increase the odds of catching cheaters.

"We are very anxious to find out if there are any other programs out there," said Christopher Grundler, director of the office of transportation and air quality at the Environmental Protection Agency.

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The tests, which come in the wake of Volkswagen's admission that it installed software on more than 11 million cars to evade emissions standards, are being conducted randomly and in real-world conditions, rather than in traditional laboratory settings, to increase the odds of catching cheaters.

"We are very anxious to find out if there are any other programs out there," said Christopher Grundler, director of the office of transportation and air quality at the Environmental Protection Agency.

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