Safety of citizens and preservation of the environment depend not only on an adequate physical transportation infrastructure, but also on the maintenance of minimum standards for the vehicles operating within that infrastructure. Opus Inspection designs, builds and operates modernized vehicle inspection programs for government agencies charged with public safety through assuring road worthiness of motor vehicles. Opus Inspection offers an integrated system to ensure complete evaluation of vehicle fitness in an inspection lane designed for high throughput and fast customer service.
Opus Inspection provides complete vehicle inspection and data management systems that apply computerization and automation to the inspection process to reduce inspection time, human error, improper inspections, and fraud. Our automated inspection lanes are typically designed with multiple positions. Each position accommodates a portion of the inspection. This multi-position design allows for:
- Logical and uniform equipment positioning so the entire vehicle inspection always moves forward sequentially in the drive-through lane;
- Staffing of each lane with multiple inspectors by locating a workstation at each lane position;
- Increased throughput and reduced inspection time since each position in a lane can accommodate a vehicle (for example, in a 3-position lane, 3 inspectors can simultaneously perform a portion of the inspection on each of 3 vehicles); and
- Reduced opportunity for fraud since each vehicle is observed by multiple inspectors.
The typical automated process is briefly described as follows: When a vehicle arrives at a station to be inspected, the inspector reads the vehicle identification number off of the vehicle using a hand-held bar code scanner, or if no bar code is available, by entering the VIN manually twice. Since the program design includes a central data management system, the computer that controls the inspection process will instantly obtain all other information about the vehicle from the central computer database. From that point forward through the multi-position inspection process, the computer system will continue to guide the inspector at each position through the automated procedure step-by-step. Importantly, the computer system will automatically determine vehicle inspection results, thus reducing the potential for inspection fraud. At the end of the inspection the Lane Chief will review the inspection and confirm all results.