Roadside remote sensing can help detect emissions cheating (Photo: Markus Spiske)

EU urges use of roadside sensors on car emissions

The European Commission has called on national governments to use a measuring tool known as remote sensing to detect if cars driving on Europe's roads were emitting too many pollutants.

Panagiota Dilara, policy officer for motor vehicle emissions at the commission's industry directorate, told attendees of an event in the European Parliament on Thursday (28 September) that she was not aware of any member state using the roadside technology.

"Remote sensing is a powerful tool," sai...

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