REMOTE ROADSIDE SENSING DEVICES
If your collectible car meets one of these devices on the road and is tested it is likely to FAIL because your car was NOT MANUFACTURED TO CONTROL CARBON MONOXIDE OR OXIDES OF NITROGEN (NOX) EMISSIONS AND THE TESTING EQUIPMENT HAS A FAIL RATE OF MORE THAN 50%
SMOG CHECK PROGRAM FACT SHEET
Remote Sensing Devices
The Remote Sensing Device (RSD) measures and records the exhaust emissions of vehicles as they drive by, along with vehicle license plate numbers and other important information.
How does the Remote Sensing Device work?
A narrow ray of infrared (IR) light is beamed across a lane of traffic and sensed by an infrared photoelectric detector. This detector converts the infrared energy to an electrical signalthe greater the infrared energy detected, the higher the electrical signal level and the lower the emission reading. Dirtier cars absorb more of the signal.
The Remote Sensing Device detects hydrocarbons (HC), carbon monoxide (CO) and carbon dioxide (C02). Each absorbs infrared energy at different wavelengths. For example, the more CO in the exhaust gas, the more infrared energy at the CO wavelength that gets absorbed and the less energy in this region the detector sees. Therefore, the electrical signal is proportional to the gas concentration.
What equipment is required?
The RSD uses an Infrared Source/Detector pair. The IR source emits the beam of IR energy which crosses the traffic lane to the IR detector. The beam is placed at the proper height to intersect the vehicles exhaust plume.
The system uses a high-resolution, high-speed video camera which takes a photograph of the rear of the vehicle, including its license plate, while the exhaust gas measurements are being taken. The license plate and the emissions readings are displayed on a video monitor which is observed by an operator.
The video image is digitized and decoded using an optical character recognition system that automatically identifies, reads, and merges the license plate number with the vehicles exhaust emissions readings.
The system uses a known calibration gas at frequent intervals to calibrate the sensor to maintain its accuracy.
The system uses features that detect the vehicles mode of operation, such as speed and acceleration/deceleration, at the time the exhaust emissions are measured.
The system uses a vehicle counter device to keep track of the total traffic flow.
A computer system is used to control the entire process and record all data collected.
NOW IS THE TIME!
YOU WANT TO DRIVE EM - YOU MUST PROTECT EM!
BAR (Bureau of Automotive Repair) places order for $5.3 million of REMOTE SENSING DEVICES AND HAS AN ANNUAL BUDGET OF $26 MILLION TO BUY MORE! It would seem that BAR is very serious about Roadside Remote Sensing. This will be bad for most Smog Check Stations since it will replace them as detection units. Good for manufacturers of sensing devices and very BAD FOR COLLECTIBLE CARS. CURRENTLY 66-73 VEHICLES ARE SUBJECT TO remote roadside sensing tests and earlier now exempt cars may be included - WE MUST FIGHT FOR OUR CARS!
HELP SAVE OUR CARS FROM ROADSIDE REMOTE SENSING! RSD (remote roadside sensing) is only 50% accurate - ISNT BUREAUCRACY GREAT?
SB285 introduced by Senator Mountjoy failed to pass on 4/20/99 in the senate transportation committee. This legislation would have saved our cars from being taken off the road or even rose being crushed as gross polluters as a result of RSD tests. The goals and objectives of THE BUREAU OF AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR & CALIFORNIA AIR RESOURCES BOARD ARE TO ELIMINATE ALL CARS FROM THE ROAD THAT ARE MORE THAN FIVE (5) YEARS OLD.
ALL HOBBYISTS MUST SUPPORT THEIR OPPOSITION TO REMOTE ROADSIDE SENSING WITH: LETTERS, FAXES, PHONE CALLS TO THEIR ASSEMBLY PERSON AND SENATORS. Your legislators are LISTED in the front of the telephone book.
A LANDSLIDE OF MAIL TO YOUR REPRESENTATIVES WILL HELP SAVE OUR CARS FOR TOMORROW - DO IT TODAY - PLEASE MENTION A.C.C.C. IN YOUR COMMUNICATION.
FIRST STOP (THIS YOU MUST DO IF YOU ARE CONCERNED)
Copy and Paste The Letter Below and Fax or Phone Governor Gray Davis (916) 445-2841 Fax (916) 445-4633
Honorable Gray Davis:
SB1301 is important to us. We support a VETO action on this bill. This British owned company wishes a monopoly contract to test all cars operating in California. With this monopoly contract the fees for this service may sky rocket. The technology has serious performance challenges. Sierra Research has reported a failure rate of over 50%. Are Californians "guinea pigs" ?
PROMOTE CALIFORNIA SMALL BUSINESS, NOT OFF SHORE MONOPOLY CONTRACTORS
City and Zip________________________________________ 8/21/99
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Association of California Car Clubs, representing the automotive hobbyist for 27 years your support is needed for ACCC to continue to represent the hobby with the State Legislature and Government Bureaucracies, i.e.,: DMV, BAR, CARB, EPA, AQMD, et, al. ACCC P.O. Box 3536, Glendale, CA 91221-0536,
Join The ASSOCIATION OF CALIFORNIA CAR CLUBS Phone 818-242-8770 Fax 818-243-8252http://www.acccdefender.org
For More Information On RSD http://smogcheck.ca.gov/newsite/smog/scfs/rsd.htm