An industry analysis found the cost of Forward Collision Warning Systems for large trucks ranged from $1,415 to $1,843 per vehicle.
U.S. motor carrier experience with forward collision warning systems
The technology evaluated in this source report represents a typical forward collision warning system (FCWS) available on the commercial market designed to provide audible and/or visual warnings to drivers when another vehicle or object is detected within a predefined headway having an unsafe closing rate as determined by on-board computers and a forward-looking Doppler radar system.
As part of a benefit-cost assessment, the FMCSA estimated the overall cost to purchase, install, maintain, and train drivers to use a FCWS. Cost estimates considered purchases with and without financing as well as Federal tax savings due to the potential depreciation of FCWS equipment. Overall, the estimated cost for a large truck ranged from $1,415 to $1,843.
Author: Murray,Dan; Sandra Shackelford; and Amy Houser
Published By: U.S DOT Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
Prepared by ATRI for the FMCSA
Source Date: 02/27/2009
Other Reference Number: Report No. FMCSA-RRT-09-021URL: http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/facts-research/research-technology/report/09-021-RP-Forward-Collision.pdf
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