The Bose Ride system II truck seat suspension and the SmarTire Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) from Bendix CVS are now in production for the Freightliner Cascadia and Cascadia Evolution truck models. Freightliner will feature several truck models and options in its booth (#12113) at the Great American Trucking Show (GATS), August 27 to 29, in Dallas, TX.
Introduced in early 2015, the Bose Ride system II truck seat suspension features advanced technologies that have been reported by drivers in recent studies to dramatically reduce fatigue and pain. The system uses sensors and a powerful regenerative electromagnetic motor to counteract the shaking and jarring experienced by many drivers while on the job. The Bose Ride system II includes new features such as a Ride Control selector, which enables drivers to customize their ride; enhanced seat-top ergonomics for improved driver comfort; and a built-in driver orientation module for new and slip seat drivers.
SmarTire Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) provides real-time pressure and temperature status on an in-vehicle dash display, instantly informing the driver if there is an issue with a tire. A wheel-mounted sensor accurately captures tire temperature and pressure – along with a deviation value that shows the amount of over or under-inflation from each tire’s cold inflation pressure (CIP) – for earlier warning of a potential problem, and valuable time to react to the issue before it results in a failure. For drivers and fleets, this means they can accurately maintain their pressures anytime – whether a truck has been sitting idle or has been driving for hundreds of miles.
“Through our partnerships with companies like Bose and Bendix we are adding to our extensive selection of driver- and productivity-focused options, with the ultimate goal of helping our customers achieve the best results,” says Mary Aufdemberg, Director of Product Marketing for Freightliner Trucks.