"We apologize for the misconduct and the lack of judgment of individuals", says Volkswagen.
Germany's Robert Bosch warned that revelations about animal experiments in the auto industry may hamper efforts to restore trust in diesel, a key technology which helped the auto supplier post higher profits previous year.
"I'll do everything so that these events will be fully investigated", Volkswagen Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch told Bloomberg in an emailed statement.
In one of the tests monkeys were forced to inhale exhaust fumes from a Volkswagen Beetle auto and an older pickup truck for several hours in an attempt to prove the Beetle's clean emission standards. It has since emerged that the model used in the test was among those with cheat software to reduce emissions in test situations. The Volkswagen scandal led to public scrutiny of diesel emissions as regulators discovered that other companies' vehicles also had higher emissions on the road than during testing, though not necessarily through illegal rigging. A number of European cities, including Paris, are considering outright bans on the technology, despite efforts to say diesels can meet the latest emissions standards with new control systems.
Daimler said it was "appalled by the extent of the EUGT studies and their implementation".
All three manufacturing groups are distancing themselves from the study, although the head of the EUGT, Michael Spallek, said that it was Volkswagen's lawyers that suggested "using primates instead of humans" for the test. Jürgen Resch, the group's CEO, says that interest in the diesel exhaust studies has been sparked by investigations in the United States into Volkswagen's diesel cheating schemes, which has "apparently set the EUGT in a panic".
The explosive report published by the New York Times last week exposed a 2014 study carried out by the now-defunct European Research Group on Environment and Health in the Transport Sector (EUGT).
It reported they were given varying doses over a period of hours at an institute belonging to Aachen University in 2012, with a summary of the report showing no ill effects.
The human study, carried out by Aachen University, involved studying the effects of exposing 25 subjects, mostly students, to low levels of nitrogen dioxide like those that could be found in the environment - from a 40-litre bottle, not a diesel engine. The university had followed typical procedures, such as approval by an ethics commission as well as written consent from each participant, it said.
Germany's federal government said on Monday the tests were "in no way ethically justifiable".
VW has been under heavy scrutiny in recent years over its role in a decade-long diesel emissions cheating scandal, in which the company manipulated its diesel cars to hide how much pollution they were emitting.
The scandal has also not left German chancellor Angela Merkel indifferent, who, through her spokesman, Steffano-Ibert, has demanded clarification from companies.
He said several European Central Bank policymakers at a meeting on Thursday had questioned a change in US policy. Stimulus withdrawal has been much discussed in markets because the eurozone economy is growing strongly.
This will allow users to download their electronic medical records to their mobile device for safekeeping and for portability. Now it it easier to update to stay up to date to the most important videos on Apple News with the new video group in option.
According to the report released Friday, Paddock's primary care doctor had not seen him since an annual checkup in October 2016. She remembered him constantly looking out the windows overlooking an area where the concert would be held the next month.
This first full moon of January is known as the wolf moon because it is recognized as the time to hear howling wolves. This free event will begin during eclipse partiality at 5:30 a.m. on the West Lawn of CSU's Lory Student Center.
In 2016, 23 people were killed when two trains collided on a single track in an olive grove in Puglia, southeastern Italy. They said: "Service interrupted between Treviglio and Milan due to technical difficulties on an earlier train".
The two leaders are unlikely to have a meeting in Davos mainly due to their different days of attendance at the forum meeting. He will speak on the power of economic narratives and how policymakers can address the challenges of the 21st century.
While no cause of death has been officially confirmed as yet, TMZ report that it may be linked to an apparent suicide. Police found a cache of explicit images on his computer depicting children as young as 10 in sexual situations.
During the Friday meeting with Trump, Schumer reportedly agreed to only one-year appropriation for the border wall . Social Security and most other safety-net programs were unaffected by the lapse in federal spending authority.
FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe stepped down Monday, ahead of his planned retirement in March, according to multiple reports. In December, Trump tweeted "FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is racing the clock to retire with full benefits".
The Bucks used a big second quarter to build a 19-point half-time lead, sending Chicago to their fourth straight loss. After a few minutes with teammates and trainers surrounding him, a stretcher took him off the floor.
Witness The Rare Super Blue Blood Moon on Jan 31
It's the ideal mashup with the full moon on its closest orbit to earth, and earth's shadow covering up the face of the moon. All of Alaska will be able to see the eclipse, weather-willing. "They don't necessarily line up with each other".
US President Imposes Solar Panel Tariff, Solar Stocks React
What it will do, however, is put a crimp in one of the USA economy's big success stories, the rapid growth of renewable energy. On the fuel front, the US doesn't have much to lose. "Texas has all the fundamentals you're looking for in a solar market".
Cape Town to run out of water within weeks
The measures follow nearly three years of water shortages, Cape Town's rainfall dams are sitting at 27 percent full. South African Breweries has pledged to bottle and distribute 12 million bottles of water in Cape Town.
Sixers' Embiid an All-Star starter
In the third quarter, the new dynamic duo had 19 of the team's 32 and the last 15 points of the period. Not only is Embiid an All-Star, he's also a man who knows his self-worth and values his pride.