Journalists of the German newspaper Handelsblatt found that the software that Volkswagen specialists used to understating the level of emissions for models with diesel engines, has been designed by Audi in 1999. Initially, this software is able to disable certain features of power plants, has been developed as one of the possible measures to reduce the toxicity of the engine. The Audi it was never used, but about six years ago, the development of his colleagues were interested in the Volkswagen. According to Handelsblatt, the origin of the fraudulent software and known US law firm Jones Day, which represents the interests of the German company in the United States. It is expected that lawyers will publish a report by the end of April 2016. Recall that diesel scandal , because of which the Volkswagen threatened multimillion-dollar fines, broke out in September 2015.