DVSA - MOT special notice 02-21: MOT Connected equipment - READ THE SPECIAL NOTICE HERE

From 1 May 2021, exhaust gas analysers and diesel smoke meters will be able to connect directly to the MOT testing service

Who the rules apply to:
From 1 May 2021, any MOT centres that test class 4,5 and 7 vehicles, must have this connected equipment installed if they are:
1) Opening a new MOT centre
2) Reopening a closed MOT centre (this applies regardless of how long it’s been closed)
3) Changing ownership (where the MOT centre moves from one authorised examiner (AE) to another)
4) Replacing emissions testing equipment

Important requirements before connecting your equipment:
1) A reliable internet connection is required at the location of the emissions equipment, either by Wi-Fi or prefferably by Lan Cable .
2) You will need to provide our engineers with your unique DVSA software key to connect equipment to the MOT testing service.

How to request a software key:

  1. Sign in to the MOT testing service.

  2. Go to your ‘Vehicle testing station’ page.

  3. Select ‘Request a key’ under ‘Change and connect equipment’.

  4. Follow the instructions to create and send the key to your email address.

  5. Check your email to find your key - make sure your email address is correct in the MOT testing service as the key will be emailed to this email address.

  6. Open the email attachment and give it to the engineer - the password to open the email attachment will be the user ID you use to sign in to the MOT testing service.

You must keep your key secure. Only give it to the engineer installing your equipment.

After the equipment is installed:
Connected equipment only sends results for live MOT tests – it does not have a test or trial mode.
It will be the AEDMs and site managers resposibility to regularly check test logs to ensure connected equipment is sending results through correctly.

Final costings cannot be provided at this moment in time.

Overview of update requirements per model

BEA 350

BEA 350 Special Notice

BEA 350 REQUIREMENTS

Unfortunately... 20 years down the line, it will NOT be technically possible to connect this generation to the internet - The unit needs to be replaced.

RECOMMENDED REPLACEMENT UNIT - BOSCH BEA 950 includes the update FOC

BEA 850

BEA 850 Special Notice

BEA 850 REQUIREMENTS

1) New emissions & Connectivity software

2) Windows 10 preffered operating system (future support for Windows 7 will be limited)

BEA 950 S1

BEA 950 Special Notice

BEA 950 S1 REQUIREMENTS

1) New emissions & Connectivity software

2) Windows 10

BEA 950

BEA 950 Special Notice

BEA 950 REQUIREMENTS

1) New emissions & Connectivity software

2) Windows 10