Commercial Vehicle - Commercial Vehicle Functionality

Subsystem Description

The Commercial Vehicle Subsystem (CVS) resides in a commercial vehicle and provides the sensory, processing, storage, and communications functions necessary to support safe and efficient commercial vehicle operations. The Commercial Vehicle Subsystem provides two-way communications between the commercial vehicle drivers, their fleet managers, attached freight equipment, and roadside officials, and provides HAZMAT response teams with timely and accurate cargo contents information after a vehicle incident. This subsystem provides the capability to collect and process vehicle, cargo information from the attached freight equipment, and driver safety data and status and alert the driver whenever there is a potential safety or security problem. Basic identification, security and safety status data are supplied to inspection facilities at mainline speeds. In addition, the subsystem will automatically collect and record mileage, fuel usage, and border crossings.

Functional Area: On-board Cargo Monitoring

On-board systems monitoring the location and status of the commercial vehicle and its cargo. Sends the data on to appropriate centers and roadside facilities, including emergency management in the case of HAZMAT incidents.

Functional Area: On-board CV Electronic Data

On-board systems exchanging information between the vehicle and the roadside facility with the information such as status of driver, vehicle, carrier IDs and cargo information identified via an electronic tag.