BlueOptimize confirmed as a route to cleaner air
Drivers in London can now officially reduce the emissions from their vehicle thanks to Viezu’s BlueOptimize remapping service, available from FlashRemapping, your local approved Viezu Dealer.
Independent testing of the BlueOptimize software on a standard 2013 Ford Transit 2.2 tdci to the New European Drive Cycle test (NEDC), which was carried out at a Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA) approved facility, has confirmed the emissions reducing capability of said software. Analysis of the results showed that as a consequence of Viezu’s engine remapping, the vehicle’s Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) output was slashed by more than 17 percent, and that furthermore, the van’s fuel consumption was also improved, meaning the total amount of fuel burnt, and therefore overall emissions, was also lowered.
“With recent concerns about emission levels, it was important that our customers could have the added confidence about BlueOptimize’s air quality credentials brought about by certified independent testing,” explains Linda Busby, managing director, Viezu Technologies. “These results prove this to be the case and show that customers can clean up their vehicle’s emissions while also reducing their fuel costs and even improving vehicle driveability at the same time.”
Ethical and responsible remapping has been at the core of FlashRemapping’s business for many years. Viezu’s BlueOptimize service was launched in 2012 and since then more than 250k vehicles including some of the largest fleets on UK roads have had their emission levels and fuel consumption improved with the service.
“Although tested on a van, Viezu’s BlueOptimize software is compatible with nearly all vehicle types, meaning you don’t have to own a commercial vehicle to benefit from BlueOptmize” said David Lewis, Technical Director at FlashRemapping.
Viezu’s team of in-house software engineers develop bespoke engine maps for every vehicle, taking into account the vehicle’s typical drive cycle, load and other key characteristics. The engine map is then modified to introduce factors such as rev or throttle limiting to ensure that performance is improved, without any detrimental impact on the environment.
Vehicle emissions have been under extreme scrutiny this year after the High Court air quality ruling in April. Indeed, it is thought that more than 29,000 premature deaths occur each year in the UK as a result of poor air quality, which is being largely blamed on NOx emissions from diesel vehicles.
“Real world testing carried out by both ourselves and our customers have shown even more significant improvements,” adds Busby. “However, now we are pleased to be able to back this up with certified data which confirms the environmental and fuel saving possibilities available with BlueOptimize.”
For more information about the Viezu engine tuning services available at FlashRemapping visit www.facebook.com/flash.remapping/ or call 020 8301 3862.
Viezu Technologies is one of the UK’s leading tuning specialists. It has developed more than 20,000 engine ECU remap files which cover 90 percent of modern European vehicles. It has a network of 100 approved dealers across the UK and more than 500 others located in 63 countries around the world. Since launch the company has helped drivers to reduce their CO2 emissions by more than 200,000 tonnes.