PERIODIC MOTOR VEHICLE INSPECTION AND PREDICTIVE ANALYTICAL MODELING

PERIODIC MOTOR VEHICLE INSPECTION (PMVI), IS AMENABLE TO EVALUATION USING PREDICTIVE ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES. USING A MODEL RELATING VEHICLE COMPONENT FAILURE AND INSPECTION EFFECTIVENESS PARAMETERS, THE AUTHORS HYPOTHESIZE THAT AN ANNUAL MOTOR VEHICLE INSPECTION SHOULD HAVE LITTLE EFFECT ON THE DEFECT RATES OF THOSE COMPONENTS WHICH FAIL FREQUENTLY BUT ARE EASILY DETECTED AND RATHER READILY OR WILLINGLY REPAIRED BY OWNERS. ON THE OTHER HAND, PERIODIC INSPECTION SHOULD BE QUITE EFFECTIVE WHEN APPLIED TO COMPONENTS FOR WHICH FAULT DETECTION IS LOW. RESULTS OF THIS INVESTIGATION SUGGEST THAT FOR CERTAIN COMPONENTS, DEFECTS MAY BE BETTER CONTROLLED BY INCREASING THE FAULT DETECTION RATE OF THE OWNERS. AUDIBLE SIGNALS OF DEFECTIVE WORN BRAKES, VISIBLE INDICATORS OF WORN TIRE TREADS, SIGNALS ON THE DRIVER'S CONTROL PANEL TO INDICATE FAILURES IN THE VEHICLE'S LIGHTING SYSTEM ARE PRESENTLY AVAILABLE TECHNIQUES THAT FULFILL THIS FUNCTION. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Highway Safety Research Institute

    Huron Parkway and Baxter Road
    Ann Arbor, MI  USA  48109
  • Authors:
    • O'Day, J
    • Creswell, J S
  • Publication Date: 1968-10

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  • Accession Number: 00220394
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 28 1994 12:00AM