Latest OTAS news

June 2020

The RDW is very thankful to all partners for the frequent use of OTAS. We are happy to inform you that the xml-file limit has been enlarged from 1 MB to 5 MB. This means that images no longer need to be resized and can be uploaded in higher quality or multiple drawings can now be added in ACT. Thanks to your feedback we are able to improve OTAS. We also improved some topics in the report.

February 2020

We are very proud that we have reached the number of 10,000 certificates issued in OTAS! A great performance that the RDW has achieved together with all our partners. For most applications that do not contain any errors the lead time is reduced because these applications are now automatically processed and occasionally checked by sample. We are glad to inform you that R30 Supplement 21 applications can be submitted in OTAS. This makes it possible to apply for type approvals for a new type of tyre: EMT (Extended Mobility Tyre). Furthermore, additional information can be added to the pages Worst Case essentials and test reports.

January 2019  

Since October last year RDW already received about 950 applications by OTAS! We would like to thank all our partners for using OTAS. During this period the applications have been examined by OTAS as well by an inspector. The reason for this double check is to monitor on the correct working of OTAS. We are very proud to share with you that 97% of the applications are granted or rejected correctly. The cause of the incorrect validations are traced, identified and  in process of re-programing and re-testing. The quality and number of drawings depend on the allowed size of the xml. To facilitate more and a better quality of drawings the maximum capacity of the xml will be increased substantially soon. After having realised above mentioned actions the 100% inspector examination can be reduced. The reduction of the inspector examination will finally result in a shorter lead time for the R30 applications. We will keep informing you about the progress of OTAS.

October 2018

RDW is very proud to announce that OTAS is operational as of October 1st! As first type-approval Authority in the world of homologation, RDW now offers a fully digital application package instead of the traditional pdf. This seemingly small practical change is in fact a big step in the transition from unprocessable (pdf) information to processable data. This principle change offers many opportunities, mutual benefits and is future focussed. Our clients have been sending R30 applications by xml since the formal start date of OTAS. Now that formal type-approval documents are actually delivered by OTAS the inspectors are continually monitoring the results before the documents are returned to the applicant. The very first type-approval based on an xml was issued on October 1st, a reason to celebrate for our development team!We would like to thank you for your patience and your collaboration, which make this big step possible. The upcoming months we will work on updates which will optimize the process even further. Through newsflashes like this we will continue to inform you about new steps. Check the latest OTAS news regularly to make sure you have the latest information. 

August / September 2018

At the end of July we finished building the part of OTAS that is able to handle extensions, revisions, corrections and construction variants. Currently we are testing different scenarios to confirm that the system is working as intended. There are still a couple of minor issues we need to address but we are proud to announce that OTAS will be operational on the 1st of October 2018.

June / July 2018

When we first started developing OTAS to apply for R30 type-approvals our focus was mainly on applications for new R30 certificates. During the development we realized that it would be impractical to start of with only the possibility to apply for new type-approvals. That is why we have been working on a service through which they can apply for all variations possible. This means OTAS will be able to handle extensions, revisions, corrections and even construction variants.