Reading about the VW emissions scandal, I had a thought regarding the possibility of video manufacturers beating independent tests, by a similar method of recognizing that they were being tested and adapting their behavior.
Although I specified "an IPVM test", that was because we are all familiar with them, but this could apply as well to photography tests and the like.
And although I think it is probably far more work than it's worth, and I doubt it has even been seriously considered by a manufacturer, is it even possible?
I have a couple ideas in mind specifically, but here's a stupid one:
Using video analytic capability, recognize that you are in the IPVM lab, use the famous eye chart and license plate as clues.
Once you know the shot you are in, (conference room 20' field of view) and the lightning, adjust your image modestly to improve it based on your knowledge of it.
Remove some noise.
Make the letters clearer on the eye chart.
Adjust your IR strength optimally for the room you know you are in, etc.
Maybe it's not worth it today, but with analytics on most ip cameras these days, I don't think it's out of the realm of possibility.
I'm sure the VW trick was infeasible at one time as well...
What do you think?