We continue to receive data deliveries from national registration authorities - for example, the German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA). In recent weeks, intensive communication has taken place with test institutes and registration authorities, in the course of which the following information has become increasingly clear and uniform across the board:
The formerly technically oriented data segments (e.g. for series sizes) of the vehicle manufacturers got meanwhile replaced by a very marketing-oriented approach, so that in some cases technically mountable series sizes, which are not intended from a marketing point of view, are not (or no longer) reported for certain vehicle variants.
We have made two changes in the internal processing procedures:
Of course, the research of this information is carried out with the greatest possible care with the aim of avoiding wrong / too small series sizes in the display. In case of doubt, this means a rather conservative interpretation of the data if they cannot be determined beyond doubt.
Example: The vehicle "Ford Mustang Mach-E GT" is reported by the Kraftfahrtbundesamt exclusively with a standard size of 20 inch, while other, national registration services also report 19 inch standard sizes. In this case, the data was completed so that the minimum inch check performed in the applications now also includes 19 inch wheels.
After intensive discussions, we have decided to adjust the variants from the email on March 8 and will now implement the following three variants - from which you can freely choose as an application owner or data export customer.
The following is an exemplary list of the series sizes reported by various registration services:
In general, the following applies today: The data from the registration authorities do not necessarily allow complete conclusions to be drawn about possible equipment relevant to mountings (e.g. larger brake system [Brembo brake for Opel, M sports brake for BMW, AMG brake for Mercedes, ...]). Therefore, these attributes are not taken into account in the evaluation/checks. This is already the case today and remains unchanged.
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