The California Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) recently hosted visitors from the Korean Transportation Safety Authority for a frank conversation about smog.
For Peel by DCA coverage of the visit, check out the video below.
South Korea’s emissions program for light-duty vehicles is based on California’s Smog Check system, and as their programs expand they continue looking to California as a model. Bureau of Automotive Repair Chief Patrick Dorais says the Bureau gets lots of interest, both nationally and internationally, from governments wanting to model their emissions programs on what’s happening here.
“It’s really amazing to me that a program that affects so many people in California can actually make a difference in our global air quality problem,” Dorais said.
In the video above, you’ll see experts demonstrating Smog Check technology, how bad actors might try to cheat that technology, and how BAR catches them.