FMCSA to issue study grant on imaging inspection system
Jul 28, 2006 9:06 AM
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is making a $1.4-million grant available for a two-year study on a thermal imaging inspection system to identify faults and failures in tires, brakes, and bearings mounted on commercial motor vehicles.
The system is designed to leverage state-of-the-art thermal imagery technology that is integrated with signature recognition software. Applicants can apply for the 80/20 matching grant that are part of public nonprofit institutions/organizations, profit organizations, private nonprofit institutions/organizations, other private institutions/organizations, and institutions of higher education including public, private, or state colleges and universities who are eligible recipients of federal assistance, according to the FMCSA notice published in the Federal Register July 26.
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