RSF 83, Addition of Rear LPR Reader to KATS - HIGH PRIORITY ITD

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Kentucky State Police ¡V Commercial Vehicle Enforcement (KSP-CVE) officers have the ability to screen commercial vehicles entering inspection facilities before stopping them for inspection through the Kentucky Automated Truck Screening System (KATS). Many times trucks enter into the facility without a front license plate on their vehicle meaning that license plate information for that vehicle cannot be obtained and the system must rely solely on the USDOT information. Trying to obtain the USDOT information is much more difficult because of the loose guidelines pertaining to the placement and look of the USDOT number. Additionally in 2016, CargoNet reported that 623 tractors and 732 trailers were stolen in the United States and Canada. The current KATS system does not have a way to check the daily hot list of stolen vehicles/trailers. Enhancing the KATS system to utilize a rear license plate reader would allow vehicles/trailers that enter the facility to also be screened against the stolen vehicle file. The need for this capability has become even more critical as theft of trucks and trailers continues to rise. This enhancement to KATS will allow for screening of many more vehicles and also allow all vehicles to be checked against a stolen vehicle file. The objectives of this research project are to: *Develop the functional requirements for a stolen vehicle/trailer alert feature for Kentucky¡¦s Automated Truck Screening System (KATS) *Work with Commercial Vehicle Enforcement to Determine the best location to deploy the equipment *Develop a plan and schedule for development of the stolen vehicle/trailer alert feature *Develop the alert feature as funding allows *Test and implement the stolen vehicle/trailer alert system *Evaluation of the Technology
Effective start/end date2/28/199/30/22


  • KY Transportation Cabinet: $89,488.00


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