NHTSA estimated that onboard units (OBUs) supporting V2V communication functions would cost $350 per vehicle by 2020.

University review of USDOT cost estimates.

January 2018

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Based on current market factors, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has estimated that in-vehicle equipment such as on-board units (OBUs) that enable vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications and support security management functions would cost approximately $350 per vehicle in 2020.

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Connected Vehicle Infrastructure: Deployment and Funding Overview

Author: Steadman, Maxwell; and Brett Huntsman

Published By: Texas A&M Transportation Institute

Source Date: January 2018

Other Reference Number: PRC 17-77 F


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V2V OBU: $350 per vehicle


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Cost ID: 2019-00425