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US car buffs get govt nod to 'jailbreak' software

In Volkswagen's case, software could detect when a car was being tested for emissions and activate its pollution controls, then deactivate them when the car was being driven normally.

New York

CAR owners in the United States can soon play Volkswagen engineer, courtesy of the federal government.

Last month, officials gave car enthusiasts who want to beef up their car's performance the right to tinker with vehicle software without incurring the legal wrath of