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Tech Area => General Auto Tech => Topic started by: daveismissing on September 27 2018, 08:30:21 AM

Title: Bullydog -EPA
Post by: daveismissing on September 27 2018, 08:30:21 AM
Guess they should have checked with Spina LOL

The Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Justice have reached a settlement with Derive Systems, maker of "Bully Dog" and "SCT" tuning software, over the manufacturing of emissions defeat devices found to be in violation of the Clean Air Act. Derive will have to pay a fine of $300,00 on top of spending $6.25 million to bring the company and its tuning products up to standards.
The EPA stated that Derive sold products for multiple years that could be used to change the engine tuning on gasoline and diesel cars and trucks. The engine tuners sold by Derive allowed owners to access and overwrite the vehicles stock software, which could be used to defeat emissions controls such as diesel particulate filters, exhaust gas recirculation, catalytic converters, and other systems.

The EPA put other tuning companies on notice in their settlement as well. Susan Bodine, assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance said: “Manufacturers and sellers of automotive emissions control defeat devices should stand up and take notice of this settlement. EPA will protect air quality by vigorously enforcing the Clean Air Act’s prohibition on these devices.”
Title: Re: Bullydog -EPA
Post by: TexasT on September 27 2018, 12:47:30 PM
Saw some money, so they took that money. Air quality, yeah, that too.
Title: Re: Bullydog -EPA
Post by: Grumpy on September 27 2018, 02:58:12 PM
Didn't this happen a while ago ?? :chin:   Just read of the new clean air act.  :013: :icon_fU:
Title: Re: Bullydog -EPA
Post by: Steve Wood on September 27 2018, 11:16:44 PM
Apparently this is new.  I see nothing funny about it.  this could be used against our chip makers and other performance companies.
Title: Re: Bullydog -EPA
Post by: TexasT on September 28 2018, 06:52:03 AM
Sema needs to get the lawyers mobilized instead of throwing that big shindig they have every year.
Title: Re: Bullydog -EPA
Post by: daveismissing on September 28 2018, 08:16:08 AM
I seem to remember John got hit for 40K over mustang 02 stuff back in the olden days.

The redefining of race cars as production vehicles should go to court. Don't understand why they have not pursued.