AUTOMATED ROADSIDE INSPECTION FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLES

If inspected, the average commercial motor vehicle on today's highways stands about a one in three chance of failing an inspection and being placed out-of-service (OOS). Over 80% of these OOS violations are vehicle violations. By far, the largest category of OOS violations is "brakes" accounting for 43% of the total OOS violations. This study concentrates on the vehicle part of the inspection which produces the majority of out-of-service violations when compared to driver violations. The technologies tested allowed for visual imaging technologies, including computer imaging, that report on the mechanical and safety conditions of the underside of a CMV without requiring the inspector to physically crawl under the vehicle. This report summarizes important results of the feasibility study, discusses factors affecting inspection efficiency and discusses a feasible automated inspection concept which could be developed into a future prototype system.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 777-781

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00724802
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 26 1996 12:00AM