Mobile Awareness releases wireless parking sensor system

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Mobile Awareness says its MA-WPSS-4M17 Wireless Parking Sensor System is geared toward commercial trucks with trailers, utility vehicles, buses and RVs to help prevent backing accidents. Activated automatically when reverse gear is engaged, the driver is alerted to objects behind their vehicle with both an audible (active) and visual indicator (LED display), according to the company.

The waterproof sensors work in all weather conditions and provide the location of an obstacle within four individual areas behind the vehicle, accurate to within 1/2-inch, Mobile Awareness says. The Truck & Trailer Exchange function allows a truck equipped with the Warning Display Unit (WDU) to detect the Electronic Control Unit (ECU)/sensors located on more than one trailer, and the WDU can be matched with other ECU/sensors installed on additional trailers, according to the company.

Other features, according to Mobile Awareness, include the ability to adjust the furthest end location of the vehicle due to overhanging objects such as a trailer hitch or extended bumpers (Stop-line Adjustment); additionally, the monitor displays all zones simultaneously in real time and includes a wireless signal strength meter.

Developed using wireless technology, the system is simple to install and maintain, the company says; the waterproof sensors and ECU mount with 10 screws and two wires connected to the backing lights, while the dash-mounted WDU requires a power and ground connection.

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