Equipment Costs for Commercial Vehicle On-Board (CV)

Note: Equipment list adjusted to 2020 dollars. The date in parentheses under the capital cost value and O&M cost value represents the dollar year from which the cost value was adjusted. All costs are in $K.

Unit Cost Element IDAS# Life (years) Capital Cost $K, 2020 Dollars (Year) O&M Cost $K/year, Dollars (Year) Description
Driver and Vehicle Safety Sensors, Software CV005 10 0.63 - 1.25 (1995) 0.02 - 0.05 (1995)

Additional software and processor for warning indicator and audio system interface, and onboard sensors for engine/vehicle and driver. Software is COTS.

Central Processor and Storage CV003 10 0.17 - 0.28 (1995) 0.00 - 0.01 (1995)

Equipment on board for the processing and storage of cargo material.

Electronic ID Tag CV001 10 0.37 - 0.63 (1995) 0.01 - 0.01 (1995)

Includes ID tag, additional software & processing, and database storage. Software is COTS.

Electronic Cargo Seal - Reusable 0.02 - 0.31 (2002)

Cost for a reusable radio frequency identification (RFID) E-seal that provides a complete and accurate audit trail of seal status during transport. Low is for passive, and high is for active E-seal communications. Depending on vendor, some E-seals may incur a monthly service charge.

Communication Equipment - CV CV002 10 1.23 - 2.40 (1995) 0.01 - 0.01 (1995)

Commercial vehicle communication interface and communication device (cell-based radio).

Cargo Monitoring Sensors and Gauges CV006 10 0.10 - 0.20 (1995) 0.01 - 0.02 (1995)

Optional on-board sensors for measuring temperature, pressure, and load leveling.

GPS/DGPS - CV CV004 10 0.36 - 1.31 (2004) 0.09 - 0.44 (2004)

GPS for vehicle location. Capital cost depends on features of unit. O&M cost includes annual service fees.

Electronic Cargo Seal - Disposable 0.01 - 0.02 (2003)

Cost for a disposable radio frequency identification (RFID) E-seal that provides a complete and accurate audit trail of seal status during transport. Low is for passive, and high is for active E-seal communications.

Autonomous Tracking Unit 0.25 - 0.57 (2003) 0.10 - 0.30 (2003)

Chassis or container mounted unit that tracks location and condition of assets (cost for on-board sensors not included). Higher priced units provide greater functionality, such as polling of location information and increased quantities of sensor data. Annual service charges include the communications link between unit and data center, and information services.

Other Unit Cost Elements -

Summary values under development