Known as MOT Connected Equipment it has been an essential requirement for new MOT Bays since 2019, however, due to the number of garages and MOT Bays, manufacturers and pieces of equipment involved, the rollout of this new legislation was to be phased in over several years, from the proof of concept in Q3 2018, the first piece of equipment this applied to in a live environment was roller brake testers (RBTs), which was enforced from 1 October 2019.
So how does MOT connected equipment work?
The MOT connected equipment will record the MOT test results in the usual manner, but during the setup and entry of the vehicle data, the software will communicate electronically with the DVSA MOT Testing System (MTS) system to inform the MTS that an MOT test is being done and that this particular test is being carried out for the vehicle currently being MOT tested.
Once the test (for example a roller brake test) is completed, these results will be sent directly into the MTS system and recorded against this vehicle MOT test.
To enable the above to happen, the MOT Testing System (MTS) has an application programming interface (API) which, in this case the roller brake tester will connect to during the setup and testing process.
This API connects via the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud to send and receive data between the MOT testing equipment and the MOT Testing System (MTS).
At the time of writing, the MTS API currently has the capability to accept MOT test results from Roller Brake Testers (RBT), Decelerometers, Exhaust Gas Analysers and Diesel Smoke Meters and additional capability is also planned for the future. Find out more about connected MOT Equipment
For more information read our full blog post, or to discuss your MOT Connected Equipment requirements or just for some free advice on these please contact Andy at Concept Garage Equipment today on 0113 469 0572.