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Conan O’Brien Stabs VW in the Dieselgate with His Killer Cheating Volkswagen Parody

When Conan O’Brien goes all trolling on you on the big TBS scene, you know it’s all about the kind of jokes that can sometimes target the world’s largest carmaker by sales volume.
Conan O’Brien Stabs VW in the Dieselgate 1 photo
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Since Volkswagen currently occupies that position and has determined the world to turn against its oil burners in the Dieselgate scandal, we’re not exactly surprised the TV host has targeted the German carmaker for a session of DasTrolling.

A video featured in the entertainer’s TBS show takes VW’s defeat device trick one step further. In fact, you can scrap that. It takes it up to 40 steps further.

The plot is simple - what if Vee Dub would introduce cheating on other features of the car. This is where things start getting more than a little crazy, but we’ll let the short clip do its stuff without interfering.

This makes sense in a weird way

Come to think about it, VW’s defeat device does show stunning resemblance to the way in which the German automaker’s Attention Assist. You know, the VW active safety feature that notices when the driver shows signs of fatigue and suggests a break.

We’re not kidding here - just like Attention Assist monitors driver inputs to sense when the one behind the wheel falls off the awareness curve, the defeat device can sense when the car is being tested on a rolling road, putting on the clean diesel mask.

We need to take advantage of VW's engineering power, not burry it

Still, we can’t wait to see the world understanding that instead of punishing VW and calling it a day, we should ask them to put their engineering work to different use.

What if, for instance, they’d stop tricking diesels and start working on a decent Diesotto engine together with Mercedes-Benz? We’ll say no more, for now.

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