Is your fleet prepared to pass the new emissions tests?

The new ITV begins to check the emission control
system This control system will be applied to passenger cars manufactured from 2006 and complements the conventional emission gas tests.
The Vehicle Technical Inspection (ITV) stations have the obligation from this Monday, September 10, to work with the new OBD reading devices, which will check the operation of the emission control systems (E-OBD).
The E-OBD reading, a protocol that will be applied to passenger cars manufactured from 2006 (Euro 5 and Euro 6 light vehicles and Euro VI heavy vehicles), constitutes a complementary test(It does not replace) the conventional emission / opacity gases, which will continue to be carried out but adapting them to new technologies. In the event that the vehicle is rejected due to defects in the reading of the E-OBD control unit, it will not be necessary to carry out the emissions test.
For its part, AECA-ITV (the Spanish Association of Collaborating Entities of the Administration in the Technical Inspection of Vehicles) emphasizes that the E-OBD reading is not a new emission control system nor will new pollutants be measured, but rather Through OBD, it will be verified that the emission control system incorporated in the vehicles does not present errors or breakdowns . It will also be verified that it has not been tampered with or presents fraudulent disconnections or disassemblies.
This is a “first step” so that in the “not too distant future” the ITV will also inspect the electronically controlled active and passive safety systems. The verification through OBD of systems such as the stability control, the anti-lock brakes, the airbags, the lighting and signaling system, the seat belt pretensioners, the mileage … will become a reality when the Manual of Procedure of Inspection of ITV Stations so established. “At the moment there is no date for this,” says the association.
The Royal Decree that regulates the new ITV came into force last May, although it was not until the current month of September that other major changes have been made: the possibility of repeating it in another station if it is suspended.
Drivers can now pass the review before the scheduled date up to 30 days in advance, provided that said advance does not exceed one month, while the second inspections can be carried out at any station (provided that the data of the defects is available of the first), as explained by the company TÜV Rheinland, which has 25 ITVs in the State.
At the same time, as regards the mileage review, ITV stations will continue to write it down and must also check that there is no obvious tampering with the odometer, or that it is not clearly out of service.

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