The Department of Transportation's mission is to ensure fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation that meets vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future.
Expected accomplishments are the demonstration of a thermal imaging inspection system (TIIS) that leverages state-of-the-art thermal imagery technology, integrated with signature recognition software, providing the capability to identify, in real time, faults and failures in tires, brakes and bearings mounted on commercial motor vehicles.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Funds under this project shall be used to employ a TIIS in a field environment, along the Interstate, to further assess the system's ability to identify faults in tires, brakes, and bearings mounted on commercial motor vehicles; to establish, through statistical analysis, the probability of failure for each component; and to develop and integrate a predictive tool into the TIIS, which identifies an impending tire, brake, or bearing failure and provides the use a time frame in which this failure may occur.
This project shall be conducted at multiple sites including the FMCSA's Roadside Test Lab located at an operational weigh station on Interstate 81 in Eastern Tennessee.
The project shall involve the participation of the Tennessee Department of Safety.