An industry analysis found the cost of Lane Departure Warning Systems for large trucks ranged from $765 to $866 per vehicle.

U.S. motor carrier experience with lane departure warning systems

February 2009
Nationwide,United States

Summary Information

The goal of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is to reduce the number and severity of commercial motor vehicle crashes. Over the last several years, FMCSA has collaborated with the trucking industry to test, evaluate, and encourage the deployment of several onboard safety systems.

The technology evaluated in this source report represents a typical lane departure warning system (LDWS) available on the commercial market that can warn drivers of unsafe lane departures using a forward-looking video camera and on-board computers to determine a vehicle is traveling above a certain speed threshold for an approaching curve.

As part of a benefit-cost assessment, the FMCSA estimated the overall cost to purchase, install, maintain, and train drivers to use a LDWS. Cost estimates considered purchases with and without financing as well as Federal tax savings due to the potential depreciation of LDWS equipment. Overall, system costs ranged from $765 to $866 per vehicle.

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Analysis of Benefits and Costs of Lane Departure Warning Systems for the Trucking Industry

Author: Houser, Amy,

Published By: U.S. DOT Federal Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Source Date: February 2009

Other Reference Number: Report No. FMCSA-RRT-09-022


System Cost

Lane departure warning system: $765 to $866 per vehicle.


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Cost ID: 2011-00217