The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration yesterday announced the availability of $1.4 million for a project to demonstrate a thermal imaging inspection system that identifies tire faults and failures in real-time. The money was earmarked in the SAFTEA-LU legislation for fiscal year 2006.

The agency is accepting applications for grant funding until Aug. 25.

The notice was published in the Federal Register and may be viewed at http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/01jan20061800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2006/E6-11875.htm