Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Changes to ITV come into force this week

Version 7.7.0 of the ITV Procedure Manual will include two new changes from 20 May: inspection of the emergency call system (eCall) and collection of OBFCM (on-board fuel consumption meter) data.

The only such test that will be included in the process will be the control of the e-call status of the vehicle, to verify that it will respond correctly in case it encounters an accident. This inspection of emergency call system has been added to the already mandatory inclusion of e-call system for new vehicle approvals from March 31, 2018. As soon as possible”, says Jorge Soriano, president of the Aema-ITV association.

The purpose of this test is to ensure that the device is activated and functions correctly in the event of an accident, guaranteeing the safety of the vehicle’s passengers and that they receive immediate emergency attention. This will be done only in passenger cars and light goods transport vehicles approved till March 21, 2018. Taking into account that passenger cars for personal use pass their first ITV in the fourth year of their registration, this test will be analyzed in 2023. Limited.

The other modification is the OBFCM data collection. “This is not a test that determines the favorable or unfavorable condition of the vehicle, but a data collection of actual fuel consumption and will not affect the result of the inspection”, details the president of Aema-ITV. The measure, guided by Europe, only applies to passenger cars registered from January 2021 and goods transport vehicles registered from January 2022. In the case of light goods transport vehicles, this will come into effect from January 2024, when they will have to pass their first ITV.

“In practice, the application on private cars will take place from 2025, so from this year the study will focus mainly on public service cars, with very small volumes compared to the total volume of the fleet,” he explains. , To highlight, in addition, this is a data collection, so the value obtained will not affect the result of the inspection.

On the other hand, this new edition of the ITV Procedure Manual updates the number of compliance lights and allows the existence of anti-sun adhesive sheets in the driver’s direct vision field in vehicles whose drivers are exposed to UV rays. I have a problem. For larch.

According to the DGT data, in the months to 2023, there have been a total of 335 fatal accidents in Spain, in which 373 people have lost their lives. Based on this reality, they from Aema-ITV remember that attending technical inspections not only avoid fines, but also save lives. Control of e-calls is an initiative in line with the objectives of AEMA-ITV: to ensure correct operation of the vehicle to avoid possible accidents. According to the association, “driver and passenger access to an emergency call system contributes to reaching the goal of zero deaths behind the wheel.”

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