Boston is first to get DVSA ‘connected approval’ for emissions equipment

Rules for exhaust gas analysers and diesel smoke meters expected to be introduced by early 2020

Boston is first to get DVSA ‘connected approval’ for emissions equipment

Boston exhaust gas analysers and diesel smoke meters have officially been certified by the DVSA as ‘connected MOT equipment’.

In addition to its range of connected brake testers, Boston Garage Equipment has said it is the first manufacturer to receive connected equipment approval for its exhaust gas analysers and diesel smoke meters.

The DVSA has said it will extend its new connected rule to emission gas analysers, diesel smoke meters, decelerometers and headlamp beam testers by early 2020.

New regulations for connected brake testers were introduced on 1 October 2019.

Related: Additional connected MOT equipment to be introduced by “early” 2020

Connected specifications enable equipment to connect and upload test results directly to the MOT testing service, removing the need for testers to enter data manually.

Brad Calcutt, director at Boston Garage Equipment added: “We’ve worked extremely hard to be the first company with connected MOT equipment approval for both brake testers and emissions.

“As soon as the DVSA announced their intention to introduce the new regulations, we started development right away.

“We’ve been sending equipment test results directly to the MOT Testing Service (MTS) since the beginning of the year with many MOT stations already connected.”

Related: DVSA emphasises “phased introduction” of connected equipment amid cost concerns

Boston has confirmed that it has submitted its connected decelerometer to the DVSA for approval and an electronic headlamp tester is currently under trial.

Boston connected equipment monitors internet connection and its connection to the MOT testing service.

Errors are notified to the user and failed uploads are automatically reattempted in the background.

The equipment is controlled from one computer station by one piece of software, developed in-house, and comes with access to a free website offering test data and statistics plus a host of other useful MOT tools for garage owners or authorised staff.

“We now get more accurate results”

Ian Wills of The Test Centre, said: “We have been working closely with Boston and by utilising this equipment, we now get more accurate results direct onto the MOT testing service, making it quicker for our testers and customers alike; both critical factors in our business success.”

Charlie of Essex Fleet Care said: “Boston’s connected brake tester is easy to use and saves us time as we no longer need to add results manually.

“It’s so much easier.”

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  • #186235 Reply

    AA MOTORS

    It is ok being “connected” but who is going to fund all this equipment, for a small business such as our selves the cost implications are very damaging to our business ?

    #186294 Reply

    Peter Miles

    How do Boston have their emissions tester approved when the rules are not to be released until early 2020? Unless I’ve misunderstood it looks awfully like the market for new test equipment has just been presented to Boston. I bought a new Bosch combined gas & smoke tester when the new plate limit regulations came out and I’m told that Bosch are currently unable to confirm whether it will be “connectable” as they don’t know the criteria yet.

    #186237 Reply

    Motbay South Reading

    Sounds like a very expensive upgrade for mot stations which are feeling under valued with regards to the DVSA price structure of £54.85.That’s not even covering the hourly rate of most garages.

    #186298 Reply

    Hi Peter,

    As we understand it, the DVSA is currently working with manufacturers such as Boston to develop diesel smoke meters, exhaust gas analysers and decelerometers that connect to the MOT testing service. The rule for new connected roller brake testers came into force from 1 October and the DVSA has suggested that rule will be extended to include connected emission gas analysers, diesel smoke meters, decelerometers and headlamp beam testers by early 2020 following on from successful trials.

    Boston has now announced that its exhaust gas analysers and diesel smoke meters have been certified by the DVSA as ‘connected MOT equipment’, ahead of the new rule being applied by the DVSA next year.

    Hope that helps?

    Thanks, Mike.

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