CITA presented its SET Study to a global vehicle emission experts at FIA FoundationDaniele D'Onofrio
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM (8th June 2016). Last 8th of June, FIA Foundation and its Deputy Director Sheila Watson have hosted 30 world experts on vehicle emissions testing at a seminar, in London. CITA has been part of the meeting presenting its SET Study and highlighting how important is it ensure that vehicles on European roads are maintained to a high degree of technical roadworthiness, taking into account the standards the vehicle was designed to meet, the latest developments in vehicle and measurement technology, and the need for economically viable solutions.
It has illustrated the aim of its project in assessing available approaches of in-use vehicle testing and in adapting vehicle inspection techniques to new and stricter pollutant emission thresholds. CITA has shown that there is a huge potential for enhancing periodical inspection with more adequate pollutant emission limits for newer and cleaner vehicles, and how more malfunctions of the emission system can be detected during the periodic emission test and eliminated immediately. Moreover, CITA has explained, as defined in the project, that this operation has a benefit between 7 and 12 times higher than the cost.