Four fleets outfitted with a collision warning system (CWS), which uses radar technology, noticed reductions in front-in collisions and sideswipes during lane changes and right turns. The average cost for CWS with forward-looking and side sensor is about $2,500. Adaptive cruise control, costing $350-$400 per unit, can be added to further reduce rear-end collisions.
A Florida-based trucking company, one of the four companies highlighted in the article, installed the collision warning system on 1,682 tractors with plans to outfit the entire fleet of about 4,000.
"Fleets report on accident and accident cost reductions," Inside ITS, 15 July 2001.
"Field data on collision warning system documents reduced accidents," and "Truckers realize benefits of intelligent vehicle technology," Inside ITS, 1 December 2000.
Average cost for CWS with forward-looking and side sensor: $2,500.
Adaptive cruise control: $350-$400 (extra).