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Daimler Trucks North America Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems
September 24th, 2012
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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. Introduced in 2012, the new system allows real-time tire performance monitoring for better fuel economy and safety. The new system provides air pressure and tire air temperature data while driving or stationary enabling drivers to preemptively address tire issues before they occur. The system reports per axle high- and low-pressure and rapid pressure loss alerts that can dramatically 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. The exterior sensors simply screw on to 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 ten-sensor kits for quick tractor set up, with additional sets of two available for monitoring up to 34 different tires at a time.