Part 2 of our Interview with Rick Breunesse on Selective Catalytic Reduction
Selective Catalytic Reduction is currently a hot topic as manufacturers look for cost-effective ways to reduce emissions in order to meet increasingly stringent environmental regulations. Rick Breunesse of TASS International discussed the topic with Automotive IQ in an in-depth three part interview. In part two, Rick discusses the impact of future legislation regarding vehicle emissions.
"[PEMS is] a big concern for many manufacturers because, not only will they have to comply with what's required of them from the emissions certification process, but also what's going to happen after the several years or 70,000 miles or what's going to happen if the maintenance of that vehicle is not done correctly."
Automotive IQ: Is PEMS (Portable Emissions Measurement Systems) also a regulation that will be further developed? Would that complicate matters for an OEM as my understanding is that the regulation would require cars to be tested in real driving conditions rather than under laboratory conditions?
Rick Breunesse: We see that both in the light vehicles and also in heavy-duty industry. The government wants the OEMs to design the systems in such a way that they perform live just as well as they do on the test cycles. So what happens next is that the government wants to check those vehicles when they are in production and when they're on the road. This will be done with so-called Portable Emissions Measurement Systems, PEMS...
This is part 2 of a 3 part interview.