Audi Suspicious Software Attracts More Unwanted Attention for VW
This brings Dieselgate in discussion again, only this time petrol cars are also involved
The software on hand is presumed to change the gear-shifting behavior - of this particular AL 551 transmission - if it detects the steering wheel is not turned.
During the mandatory emission tests, the car is put on a dyno-like device, so the steering is not used. Once the software read even a slight change of steering angle (15 degrees or more), it would presumably turn off.
If this turns out to be true, it will throw the already weakened Volkswagen Group in another public boxing match.
source: Automotive News