Now comes a report that internal documents show that the company new about the deceptive software as early as 2007.
This is clearly an overwhelming problem for Volkwagen -- but also for Germany, for whom the company is one of the foundations of the economy. I feel very bad for the employees of any company who had nothing to do with causing the problem, but whose jobs could be affected. I do't feel bad for the company because a scandal of this proportion didn't happen by accident, and there had to be a lot of people who knew what they were doing. But mainly, though I know 80 years have passed and society has changed, and Germany is very open and admirable today about dealing with its past, and the company has changed, completely --but as unfair as one's memory may be to the present, I still can't get out of my mind that Volkswagen came to its initial success because of Adolf Hitler. So, whatever happens to the company...you're on your own here, guys.