Cap HPI is launching a WLTP solution for users of its new vehicle data, which will be trialled in August ahead of a full roll out in September.
The company has worked alongside vehicle manufacturers, importers and representative bodies to develop a flexible, industry-wide solution, it said.
The data will provide ‘span’ (a minimum and maximum) values in the standard new vehicle data alongside full WLTP data for manufacturers that have sufficiently simplified vehicle options. It will also offer a real-time API to support specific vehicle configurations for those manufacturers requiring it.
Beth Davies, product manager at Cap HPI, said: “Our solution has been designed after consulting with our customers and all manufacturers. We believe this will meet consumer and business needs and our release plans will enable our customers to hit timelines.
“WLTP is a crucial industry-wide change, and we are working across the automotive supply chain to ensure we have a robust platform in place. We are building an agile solution that can meet the differing demands of manufacturers and data users.”
The Cap HPI solution will work across all the different manufacturer platforms. It will take time for all data to become available because manufacturers are taking different approaches.
The API technical specification and a test interface will be available to Cap HPI customers in September. The standard new vehicle data is continually being updated and will contain the data our customers need by January 1, 2019.
The Cap HPI API will launch before the final manufacturer data is available to give users as much time as possible to schedule development and test the interface.
Davies continued: “We continue to make our experts available to advise at every step of this process, and we are creating a portal to allow customers to access the latest crucial information from us about the WLTP solution and its implementation.”
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