Link Type: Vehicle On-Board

Freight Equipment --> Commercial Vehicle OBE:
container seal status


container seal status (Information Flow): The status of an electronic seal on a container, indicating sealing time, location, and authority, and any openings or tampering.

Freight Equipment (Source Physical Object): 'Freight Equipment' represents a freight container, intermodal chassis, or trailer and provides sensory, processing, storage, and communications functions necessary to support safe, secure and efficient freight operations. It provides equipment safety data and status and can alert the appropriate systems of an incident, breach, or tamper event. It also provides accurate position information to support in-transit visibility of freight equipment.

Commercial Vehicle OBE (Destination Physical Object): The Commercial Vehicle On-Board Equipment (OBE) resides in a commercial vehicle and provides the sensory, processing, storage, and communications functions necessary to support safe and efficient commercial vehicle operations. It provides two-way communications between the commercial vehicle drivers, their fleet managers, attached freight equipment, and roadside officials. A separate 'Vehicle OBE' physical object supports vehicle safety and driver information capabilities that apply to all vehicles, including commercial vehicles. The Commercial Vehicle OBE supplements these general ITS capabilities with capabilities that are specific to commercial vehicles.

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Characteristic Value
Time Context Now
Spatial Context Adjacent
Acknowledgement True
Cardinality Unicast
Initiator Destination
Authenticable True
Encrypt True

Interoperability Description
Local In cases where an interface is normally encapsulated by a single stakeholder, interoperability is still desirable, but the motive is vendor independence and the efficiencies and choices that an open standards-based interface provides.


Information Flow Security
  Confidentiality Integrity Availability
Rating Moderate Moderate Moderate
Basis Possibly competitive information. If available in aggregate or large scale to actors with competing interests to the actors legitimately involved with the container, information as to where the container is and is projected to be at different times could be abused to the actor's advantage. For high value containers, this may be HIGH. The container seal status returned after this interrogation will not have a HIGH integrity, as such is interrogation does not require a HIGH integrity. If the integrity of the container seal status is somehow possible to raise to a HIGH, then this could also have a HIGH integrity. Would be nice to make this HIGH considering the safety implications in case of HAZMAT containers, but considering the context of an incident, HIGH is likely impractical for this wireless signal in a vehicular environment.

Security Characteristics Value
Authenticable True
Encrypt True