International Truck and Engine Corp. demonstrated a new tire and battery monitoring technology that will be introduced on its International 8600 model, used primarily by regional haul fleets. According to International:
“These features will reduce downtime and roadside repair expenses,” says Gaylynn Skelnik, segment marketing manager of heavy vehicles for Warrenville, Ill.-based International Truck and Engine. “If a tire is low or a battery is about to fail, this technology warns the driver in advance.”
The new features were demonstrated at the National Private Truck Council’s Annual Education Management Conference in Nashville, Tenn., earlier this year. Other International 8600 features demonstrated at the conference that already are available on the International 8600 were Pre-Trip Exterior Light Inspection, headlights on with wipers, windshield wiper speed control, parking brake alarm and theft deterrent system, all made possible via the DiamondLogic multiplexed electrical system.