Daimler Trucks North America adds tire pressure monitoring systems
Oct 10, 2012 10:44 AM
Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has launched new tire pressure monitoring technology as an aftermarket offering for its Freightliner, Western Star, and Thomas Built Buses commercial vehicles. This new system allows real-time tire performance monitoring for better fuel economy and safety.
The system provides air pressure and tire air temperature data while driving or stationary, enabling drivers to pre-emptively address tire issues before they occur. The system reports per axle high- and low-pressure and rapid pressure loss alerts that can increase a driver’s ability to avoid dangerous situations. Customizable axle settings also allow driver notification of other issues including hanging brake calipers, bearing failures, and individual tire defects.
Exterior sensors simply screw onto standard tire valve stems and communicate wirelessly every two minutes with a central control unit. The system is easily added to any 12-volt power system and is offered in six- and 10-sensor kits for quick tractor setup, with additional sets of two available for monitoring up to 34 different tires at a time.
A trailer exchange feature synchronizes the control module to tire sensors on a new trailer automatically, facilitating trailer exchanges with no loss of data reporting. The exterior fully sealed sensors feature durable brass threading and military-grade five-to-seven-year lithium-cadmium batteries. The system is backed by DTNA’s one-year warranty and support at more than 800 locations in the United States and Canada.
Visit www.daimler.com to learn more.
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