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Much of the acrimony surrounding official fuel consumption figures over the years has related to them being derived from static laboratory testing, and not from any real life on-road testing, Now that the new RDE (Real Driving Emissions) testing is in operation, the problems of consistency, the high testing costs, and the time involved, all leave the new procedures open to criticism, and clouded with controversy. If aircraft manufacturers can train pilots on flight simulators that employ vastly more complex technology, and a stunning replication of real flying conditions, why is it so difficult to create on-road driving and testing conditions for cars in the test laboratory?

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