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Mercedes to face more emissions tests in Germany

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Germany has found no signs so far that Mercedes-Benz used illegal software to manipulate diesel emissions but a new round of tests is being conducted, the transport ministry said.

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The Transport Ministry summoned officials from Daimler, which owns the Mercedes-Benz brand, to a meeting on Thursday to explain why some vehicles showed high levels of emissions under certain driving conditions.

Engine management systems and software have come under scrutiny ever since Volkswagen admitted in September 2015 that it had installed programmes which cheat diesel emissions tests.

"It was agreed that Mercedes vehicles will be tested by the KBA," a ministry spokesman said, adding that Daimler had been cooperative and had reiterated its vehicles conform with emissions regulations.

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