The scandal occurred when Volkswagen vehicles were found to have a software that essentially produced inaccurate results, however, simultaneously passing the test. The software was fundamentally ingenious, yet unethical. According to BBC News, "Diesel engines, [in the Volkswagen vehicles], could detect when they were being tested, changing the performance accordingly to improve results" (Hotten 1).
Imagine hearing on the news that owners of any Volkswagen vehicle should get a "check-up" for their cars. This would only add another responsibility for people and create an extreme inconvenience for many owners. Additionally, Volkswagen owners would essentially run into the possibility of having reduced performance for their cars. So many people have expressed outrage in response to the Volkswagen scandal. For example, a commenter on an article of an article by the New York Times stated, "Incentives should be offered to owners to bring their defective cars in for remedial work" (Davis 2). He also added, "Through buyback programs or other remedies, owners of affected cars should be compensated for their losses in value resulting from Volkswagen’s scheme" (2). Countless customers of Volkswagen expressed sour distaste and profound outrage due to this major inconvenience that this company has created.
While numerous countries and unions already had regulations on carbon and pollutant emissions, this scandal has proved that there should be even more restrictions and detailed tests to prevent this kind of occurrence to happen again. Therefore, this evokes some similar characteristics to romantic ideals: the idea of respecting nature and chastising any acts that may harm it.