Mobile Awareness says its wireless parking sensor system is geared toward commercial trucks with trailers, utility vehicles, buses and RVs. 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 (zone discrimination) within four individual areas behind the vehicle, accurate to one half-inch.
The MA-WPSS-4M17 Wireless Parking Sensor System has features not readily found on other backing systems, Mobile Awareness says; for example, the Truck & Trailer Exchange function allows a truck equipped with the warning display unit (WDU) to detect the ECU/sensors located on more than one trailer. Other features, according to the company, 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.
“We wanted to provide a solution for the trucking industry that facilitated the exchange of trailers,” says Gary Rothstein, president of Cleveland-based Mobile Awareness. “The WDU can be matched with other ECU/sensors installed on additional trailers. It’s as simple as holding the setting button when reverse gear is engaged to identify and connect with the new trailer.”
The system is designed to be economical to install and maintain; the waterproof sensors and electronic control unit (ECU) mount with 10 screws and two wires connected to the backing lights, while the dash-mounted WDU requires a power and ground connection to complete the installation. For more information, go to www.mobileawareness.com.