The new Real Driving Emissions (RDE) regulation (Package 1) has now been published and outlines the procedures that must be followed when testing exhaust emissions of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles.
The latest PEMS (portable emission measurement systems) units provide full gaseous measurements of CO, NOx, NO, NO2, CO₂ and O₂. Automotive Testing Expo Europe 2016 exhibitor Millbrook has three of these units available, from each of the major suppliers, to support the industry’s testing requirements.
Package 2 of the RDE regulation is expected to be announced later in 2016 and will outline emissions limits that manufacturers will be required to comply with. While those limits are due to be published later this year, compliance will not be enforced until September 2017.
Phil Stones, chief powertrain engineer at Millbrook, said, “It’s important to note that the changes to emissions testing regulations are not a knee-jerk reaction to the events of recent months, but have been a long time in the planning. The Package 1 regulation became a mandatory part of Type Approval from April 20, and from 2017 specific emissions targets will be imposed.
“Our view is that these changes will create the right framework for the industry to adhere to and will provide consumers with the clarity they require.”
Visit Millbrook at Automotive Testing Expo Europe 2016 at stand 1340 to learn more about the company’s complete vehicle test services. The show takes place at Messe Stuttgart, Germany, on May 31-June 2.
April 26, 2016