German carmaker giant Daimler
has agreed to pay a huge amount to the US government as a fine to resolve the
issue in connection with its diesel vehicles.
It was alleged that the
German giant designed its vehicles to cheat air pollution tests.
It was accused that the
company installed a software in its diesel vehicles to evade emissions laws.
Daimler, which owns Mercedes-Benz,
has strongly denied the allegations levelled against the company.
The company considers the
fine as an attempt to resolve its dispute with the US government.
The company is set to
pay a sum of $1.5bn (£1.2bn).
officials said they hoped the fine would deter future misbehaviour.
Had the case was not resolved
in this manner, it would have damaged the relation between the United States
At present, Germany is not in a good relation with the US. It is hoped that the new development may increase the relation between these two countries.
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