Israeli start-up UVeye, an innovative vehicle inspection and safety company, has developed contact-free, emergency-vehicle inspection systems equipped with thermal sensors that not only can detect critical vehicle-safety problems, but also can identify drivers and passengers with fever through vehicle windshields.
The company is offering to equip health-related fleet operators with vehicle-inspection equipment on a not-for-profit basis during the current Covid-19 crisis. It says ambulance and police fleets, as well as delivery services for food and medical equipment, all would be eligible for assistance.
Amir Hever, founder and CEO: “Our technology can help fleet operators maintain their vehicles in safe operating condition without the need for ‘hands-on’ testing or inspection. As crisis conditions ease, we also will be able to assist car dealers, independent garages and vehicle rental agencies in setting up inspection lanes that can ensure that their mechanics are not exposed to individuals that still might be infected with the virus.”
Hever added that UVeye hoped its vehicle-inspection technology could assist Federal, state and local government officials who are attempting to speed up the process of identifying people infected by the Covid-19 virus.
Infrared thermal imaging tech at work
The system is equipped with infrared thermal-imaging technology to detect body temperatures from a distance of several metres or more. UVeye says its vehicle-inspection system could help health-care professionals rapidly identify individuals who might require additional Covid-19 testing or treatment.
The Israeli company says the vehicle-inspection systems equipped with thermal sensors, for example, could be installed at emergency drive-through lanes set up at hospitals, health care facilities and other community locations to test for potential coronavirus victims.
Hever said that his company is prepared to help equip drive-through checkpoints in critical locations throughout the United States within the next week, adding that UVeye already has orders for the installation of contactless inspection systems with thermal sensor technology at several locations in both the UK and the USA.
Headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, and Tel Aviv, UVeye currently is working with six major car makers to install vehicle-inspection systems on assembly lines and at dealerships around the world.
The UVeye executive noted that the company’s inspection equipment also can identify a wide variety of ‘need to know’ mechanical problems and safety-related issues for vehicle owners. The company’s Artemis system, for example, automatically checks tyre quality. And UVeye’s Helios underbody-inspection cameras can identify a wide range of safety issues, including brake line problems and potentially dangerous oil leaks.
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