Crypton’s MOT emissions tester has received Connected Equipment approval from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).

From 1st May 2021, any MOT centre that tests classes 4, 5 and 7 vehicles must have a connected emissions tester installed if they are opening a new MOT centre, reopening a closed MOT centre, changing ownership or replacing emissions testing equipment.

Find the new rules on connected equipment on the DVSA website.

Chris Price, DVSA’s head of MOT policy, said: “We paused the introduction of connectable equipment last year to help garages manage their businesses through the pandemic, as well as the impact of MOT exemptions. As part of our recovery of the MOT service, we’ve been working with equipment manufacturers over the last few months to introduce connectable exhaust gas analysers and diesel smoke meters to further modernise the test. After reinstating the grace period for connected equipment installation in December 2020, we wanted to give garages enough time to review their requirements around connected equipment before bringing in emissions analysers.”

connected equipmentConnected Approved Emissions Testers

As founding members of the Garage Equipment Association (GEA), we work in close partnership with the DVSA to stay ahead of the game. Crypton Emissions Testers have therefore been approved as connected equipment for several months and already in use at MOT stations across the UK.

A great advantage of Crypton's connected equipment is having all items connected from the Control Centre, which Crypton calls "The Heart of the Test Lane." This is where the emissions and brake tester are both controlled from using just one software program developed in-house. Crypton manufacturers their emissions testers at Continental Automotive's HQs in Birmingham.

The Future of Connected

This is part of a wider trend within garage equipment, as the DVSA has been carrying out numerous connected equipment trials. The DVSA plans to introduce other types of connected equipment following on from successful trials for headlamp beam testers.


Have a question on connected? Take a look at our FAQ page. 


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