The FMCSA reached the final phase of its Wireless Roadside Inspection project when it made Innovative Software Engineering the telematics provider for the project. The project is being managed by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
The WRI project is designed to evaluate the viability of using wireless capabilities to provide real-time identification and status information of vehicles, drivers and carriers. ISE had participated in the initial phase of the WRI program when it successfully demonstrated the viability of wireless technology during a FMCSA sponsored event.
In the final phase of the programs, wireless inspections will be conducted using commercial mobile radio service technologies during a field test of 1,000 vehicles. The test will last 12 months beginning in December 2015.
The trucks in the test will be inspected wirelessly as they come within range of current fixed and temporary inspection sites across the southeastern U.S. Those participating in the project will have their monthly telematics fees paid for as part of ISE’s contract with the FMCSA.
ISE is tasked with providing end-to-end telematics for mobile and could-based components, integrating them seamlessly with the government system. To meet this challenge, ISE is customizing its eFleetSuite which provides electronic driver logs and other features.
The software will serve important functions like geo-fence detection when vehicles approach an inspection site and the transmission of inspection data to the government system in real-time.
“This is a significant project for both the commercial motor vehicle industry and the federal government,” said Hass Machlab, president and CEO of ISE. “We are honored to be selected by ORNL as their telematics services provider and software engineering services partner for such an important program.”