Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler launches U.S. emissions probe

April 21, 2016 11:22 PM

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German automaker Daimler, parent company to the Mercedes-Benz and Smart car brands in U.S., says it is conducting an investigation into how it certifies its emissions at the request of the U.S. Department of Justice.

The disclosure comes as another German automaker, Volkswagen, deals with fallout from its disclosure that it added software to its diesel-powered cars to allow them to cheat in emissions testing. But Daimler's report didn't focuses just on diesels, but its emissions program in general.

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