The Aftermarket Safety Device (ASD) is the main product that will be installed in the pilot vehicles participating in the New York Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Project. This device may also be referred to as the Onboard Unit (OBU) which is to be considered identical for the purposes of this specification. OBU is a more generic term referring to equipment that is installed by the manufacturer as well as aftermarket devices.
The ASD is for automotive use that will be installed in light-duty vehicles, buses, and trucks of various types. It will be used in the connected vehicle safety pilot and must be capable of both transmitting and receiving signals to/from other vehicles and the roadside infrastructure using Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) radios operating in the 5.9 Gigahertz (GHz) band approved for DSRC use by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and will implement the appropriate Institute of Electrical and Electronics engineers (IEEE) and Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) standards (e.g. IEEE 802.11p, IEEE 1609 family, and SAE J2735, J2945/x).