A system for built-in instrumentation, applied to a fleet of bus vehicles, is evaluated as one element of a continuing program to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of bus maintenance operations. This paper describes the peculiarities of bus maintenance, the evaluation process, tradeoffs related to test system requirements versus benefits derived, and how the instrumentation system design was tailored from a military to a commercial application. The results of the evaluation are presented along with a review of other consideration factors including fuel shortage, fleet capital investment spiral, and cost and availability of maintenance personnel. /GMRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Combined Commercial Vehicle and Fuels and Lubricants Meetings, Chicago, 17-21 June 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Laskey, J M
    • Barry, R F
  • Publication Date: 1974-6

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00096097
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE Paper No 740532
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 13 1975 12:00AM