“MOT testing requires a stable, high-availability, failsafe and reliable platform. In this respect, the Fujitsu mainframes are now providing 24/7reliability”
- Alex Fiddes, Director and Chief Operating Officer, VOSA, Bristol, UK.
>>User-friendly – central data management and the seamless connection to the 19,000 test centres; all of the information pertaining to the MOT tests was to be highly accessible to authorised users quickly and easily.
>>Powerful – the system had to be capable of handling enormous volumes of data from millions of vehicle tests.
>>Stable – the system also had to guarantee high system stability to provide a 24/7 service.
The Solution: In order to improve road safety, reduce fraud and address environmental issues, the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) decided to computerise the administration of the British MOT Scheme. Siemens IT Solutions and Services (SIS) was contracted to design, develop, implement, and administer a bespoke IT system. Their solution included a central application and database mounted on BS2000 mainframes from Fujitsu as the heart of the system…
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