Mobile Awareness gets wired for obstacle detection sensor system

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Mobile Awareness has released a SenseStat Wired Obstacle Detection Sensor System geared toward commercial trucks with trailers, utility vehicles and buses. Activated automatically when reverse gear is engaged, the driver is alerted to objects behind the vehicle with both an audible (active) and visual indicator (LED display), the company says.

The waterproof sensors are designed to work in all weather conditions and provide the location of an obstacle (zone discrimination) within four individual areas behind the vehicle, accurate to within one inch. Other features 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), according to the company; additionally, the monitor displays all zones simultaneously in real time while indicating the specific area closest to an object.

Based on a design optimized for long vehicles such as commercial trucks pulling trailers, the Mobile Awareness SenseStat System MA-ODSS-4M17TT (Truck & Trailer) or MA-ODSS-4M17BT (Box Truck) are designed for applications where a wired installation is preferred, such as to avoid wireless signal interference or when there is no available power source on the trailer.

Mobile Awareness says the system is simple to install and maintain; the four waterproof sensors and Electronic Control Unit (EDU) mount on the rear of the truck or trailer, while the dash-mounted Warning Display Unit (WDU) connects to the ECU via a single waterproof cable that installs under the vehicle. One two-wire connection is required to complete the installation.

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