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In-vehicle transponders can communicate with customs check points to pre-screen trucks for safety records, border clearance, and proper credentials.


In a test using RFID tags for border crossing identification, full electronic verification and screening took place in one second compared to 15 minutes when done manually, and correctly identified vehicles' compliancy status 99 percent of the time.(October 2009)

Deploying CVISN at a border crossing led to a 32 percent improvement in inspection efficiency and also saved shippers $228,120 per year.(July 2008)

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection ACE e-Manifest System provides annual cost savings of over $2,000 to carriers and inspection staff in all but one scenario analyzed.(January 2008)

Final Evaluation Report: Ambassador Bridge Border Crossing System (ABBCS) Field Operational Test(May 2000)

In the mid-continent transportation corridor, a study of electronic border clearance technologies found that benefit-to-cost ratios for motor carriers range from 85:1 to 718:1(8-12 November 1999)

A simulation study of a transponder based system to improve border crossing processes for cars and trucks at the Peace Bridge between the U.S. and Canada found that, with 50 percent of the vehicles equipped with the technology, the average inspection time for cars and trucks would decrease by 14 to 66 percent.(April 1999)

A series of interviews with commercial vehicle operators across the U.S. indicated that truck and motorcoach drivers are in strong agreement in favor of some ITS applications, but have mixed opinions about other applications. (1997)

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