SHERPA is taking an important step towards digitization in the UK
Since October 2019, a new regulation applies to Roller Brake Testers (RBT) in the UK. All RBT machines of classes III, IV & VII (incl. VL) must be connected to the MOT Testing Service (MTS) going forward. This change affects both, automated test lanes and manual MOT tests. All test data must be reported to the Department for Transport (DfT). SHERPA managed to go through this approval process. After receiving the certificates, the software has been finalized in international cooperation and is now being delivered to customers.
RBTs are the first of many Connected Devices that will utilize the possibilities of digitization going forward. Emission testers and headlight testers will follow suit and will be digitally connected in spring, respectively summer next year.
The new legal requirements in the UK were implemented by the Garage Equipment Association (GEA)
for the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA)
. The purpose of this authority is to help provide safety on Britain`s roads on behalf of the Ministry.