Automatic Under Vehicle Inspection (AUVI)

The Automatic Under Vehicle Inspection System (AUVIS) is the embedded solution for the fully automatic identification of foreign objects or modifications to a vehicle’s undercarriage. Vehicles drive over the dual-view scanner while the technology compiles two high resolution, virtual 3-D digital images of a vehicle’s undercarriage to create the vehicle’s digital “fingerprint.” Two views make it easier to see any threatening objects that may be hidden on top of an axel or crossbeam. An overview/driver camera captures the normal view of car/driver and displays this on the high-resolution touch screen.

After the vehicle has cleared the scanning device, it only takes 4 seconds for Automatic Foreign Object Detection software to automatically compare the subject vehicle’s undercarriage to a safe vehicle (stored in the database) and display both on the screen. The system then immediately identifies any foreign objects or modifications to the undercarriage by circling them with a red ring AND activating an audio and/or visual alarm.

Operator Screen/Undercarriage Views
The operator screen displays the overview/driver image in color. The undercarriage views are displayed in monochrome. As with medical imaging (x-ray, CT scan, MRI), monochrome provides higher resolution and more accurate images than color. Since the automatic systems rely on computers to analyze the images and not the human eye, monochrome is superior to color.


  • Embedded platform
  • IP68 rated dual-view scanning system – includes AUVIS image stitching software, automatic change detection software
  • Database – includes watch list for wanted vehicles, vehicle verification, license plate, event log, etc.
    Networking capability – connects LAN/WAN remote units nearby – across town – around the world Integrated devices – cameras, traffic lights, etc.
  • 53cm Operator Terminal – daylight readable, LED back lit, touch screen

System Integration and Additional Capabilities
The system can be integrated with weigh-in-motion scales, biometric systems (fingerprint, facial recognition), license plate readers, RFID, Smart Card readers, barriers (road blockers, tire claws, bollards, etc.) and many other entry control point technologies.

CBS Kenya has installed the system at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi, Kenya.

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