Project Proposal: Automotive Emissions Testing We are proposing to develop a DSS to determine whether a given automobile passes its emissions test. The decision is based on comparing the values reported from the testing equipment to the established state emissions standards. By developing this system we are attempting to remove human error from the decision whether an automobile passes, as well as greatly increase the efficiency of the testing stations by reducing the time needed to make the decision. A reduction in the time required to complete the testing and evaluation increases the capacity of the current testing stations. This increased capacity will save money because as the number of automobiles that need to be tested increases, new testing stations won’t have to be built to meet the demand. The inputs for the system will be measurements of: Hydrocarbons(HC), Carbon Monoxide(CO), Oxides of Nitrogen(NOx), and Carbon Dioxide(CO2). All of the measurements are in grams per mile. The standards set by the state will be stored in a database on the computer for each type of vehicle. The outputs from the system will be a pass/fail for each of the four tests, and an overall pass/fail. If the vehicle fails the test then a due date is given for a retest after the vehicle is repaired.