I took Helaine’s SUV to have its emissions checked. Pass. Was there ever a question?
In California auto emissions are a big deal. Because of our topography we are prone to smog. A few decades ago SoCal’s air was horrendous. Mountains you can see today were invisible back then.
Strict auto emission rules have gone a long way toward making California a healthier place to live.
And now comes the Volkswagen cheat. Eleven million vehicles worldwide reporting bogus pollution numbers. Can we believe any car is really as clean as it claims?
It’s time to force the car companies to open up the black boxes, really computers, that keep our cars running. For years automakers have resisted by saying car owners would install new firmware that couldn’t be trusted… sort of like VW did.
It’s true. Some people might do to their cars what they’ve done to the flow restricters on their showers. It’s worth the risk, The wholesale criminality of Volkswagen doesn’t deserve to be protected and hidden from view.
Was the smog check I took yesterday worth my time, effort and money? Today I can’t tell you.