Software updates work. Fact 2

Instead of banning cars in inner cities, we should focus on reducing NOx emissions sustainably with intelligent solutions.

According to a study by the VDA (Association of the German Automotive Industry), replacing old cars currently on the road in combination with measures that policymakers and the automotive industry agreed on at the diesel summit on August 2 in Germany can reduce NOx emissions from automobiles by 12 to 14 percent by the beginning of 2019.

The announced software updates will achieve an average reduction in our vehicles’ NOx emissions of 25 to 30 percent in normal driving conditions. For example, in a test carried out on our V-Class by the magazine auto motor and sport (issue 17/2017), NOx emissions fell by more than 80 percent after the software update.

Thanks to these advances, we can help achieve a significant improvement in city air quality. That’s why we decided, even before the diesel summit, to expand our current service campaign to update the software in more than three million vehicles.

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