Transportation

$250k machine to automate vehicle checks

The fully-automated vehicle inspection system (FAMVIS) launched at the Land Transport Authority (LTA) Thursday will ensure a high standard of vehicles on our roads. Speaking at the launching today, Minister for Local Government, Housing, Environment, Infrastructure and Transport Hon. Parveen Kumar Bala said the new inspection system will help bring about control in the number of road accidents […]

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September 19, 2015 6:48 pm

The fully-automated vehicle inspection system (FAMVIS) launched at the Land Transport Authority (LTA) Thursday will ensure a high standard of vehicles on our roads.

LTA project engineer Thomas Kishore explains how the fully automated vehicle inspection system works  while Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Hon. Parveen Kumar Bala looks on. Photo: Department of Information.
LTA project engineer Thomas Kishore explains how the fully automated vehicle inspection system works while Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Hon. Parveen Kumar Bala looks on. Photo: Department of Information.

Speaking at the launching today, Minister for Local Government, Housing, Environment, Infrastructure and Transport Hon. Parveen Kumar Bala said the new inspection system will help bring about control in the number of road accidents occurring around the country almost on a daily basis.

Minister Bala said LTA will continue to modernise its inspection structure and be fully equipped with the latest systems to ensure standards are maintained.

“The FAMVIS set up requires less or no human intervention at all. It lessens customers waiting time and drivers would not require to come out from their vehicles during inspection but to drive it through the respective inspection phases. What used to take 30 to 40 minutes during manual checks is now reduced to 15 or 20 minutes,” Minister Bala said.

The FAMVIS features full vehicle inspection capacity from brake test, headlight test, smoke, under carriage, engine diagnostic and other defects that are usually overlooked during manual checks.

Minister Bala said the new inspection system will also address the issue of collusion and elements of corruption within the vehicle inspection areas.

“There are many negative perceptions about the Authority in this regard but with FAMVIS, there will be no such thing as the machine is intended to have no human intervention at all. This incorporation will provide more efficient and effective customer services at LTA nationwide,” Minister Bala said.

The FAMVIS installed at the LTA headquarters at Valelevu, Nasinu was funded by Government at a cost of $250,000.

LTA chief executive officer, Naisa Tuinaceva said similar systems will soon be installed in the West and the North.

“We are testing the system in the West, which will be commissioned mid next month. FAMVIS is a simple ‘pass’ or ‘fail’ result and the result is non-negotiable. The result is determined by the automated system and no human intervention,” Mr Tuinaceva said.

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