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Cap HPI announces plans to integrate WLTP and RDE vehicle emissions test data

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Cap HPI has confirmed that data related to the incoming WLTP and RDE vehicles emissions testing regime will be introduced to its New Vehicle Data set (NVD) in the coming months.

The previous NEDC test cycle does not take optional equipment into account and does not offer an accurate representation of driving styles which affect emissions but the new system will see figures directly impacted by features which affect a vehicle’s aerodynamics, weight and rolling resistance.

The Department for Transport is currently undertaking a consultation piece with the industry with the output expected in June.

Beth Davies, product manager at cap hpi, said: “We are planning for all scenarios and our solution includes all the data items that could be required from the OEMs and necessary for a customer who receives and use the data.

“We have listened to our customers and will be making changes to our NVD dictionary to show which values are NEDC and which are NEDC correlated."

WLTP was implemented for all new engines homologated (tested) from Sept 1, 2017.

Manufacturers are expected to re-homologate all current vehicles in their product suites in the UK by August 31, 2018.

Cap HPI Said that there would be “a migration period” to allow all links in the NVD chain to make changes to their systems to take the more detailed information generated by WLTP.

Although there will be no fiscal impact to tax until April 2020, Cap HPI customers will be able to see under which test the vehicle derivative has passed.

Davies said: “Our solution will cater for individually configured vehicles as the end customer will need to be provided with a true reflection of the vehicle’s emissions at point of sale.

“This will help them to make a more informed decision. We will build an API for our customers to link into, this will enable them to send quotes to first, be validated, and then to receive the relevant CO2 and MPG values for the configured vehicle.”


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