Hope you're all well
Note: I have posted this on the 8L part too to get a bigger picture from ASN members.
I have been speaking to a colleague who was going to have his car mapped, only to be told by a specialist 'I wouldn't bother, once the EU ruling comes in they will be illegal'.
He then went into how they will detect maps, by doing an emissions test and comparing to the cars original values.
Now several things here ring alarm bells, firstly don't cars emissions change with age? secondly, I can't possibly see them doing this on old cars given the sheer amount of vehicles that will be mapped and thirdly, I'm pretty certain an emissions test wouldn't be that conclusive would it?
The most important part is would they carry the ban to the UK (is it on the cards) - and how on earth would they detect such a map, it must effect emissions to a degree surely, other ways are going to be far too complicated for the average MOT tester (can't tell via standard OBD equipment unless they put something in newer cars programming)
cheers as always