Peterbilt Enhances SmartAir No-Idle System
Peterbilt has announced new enhancements to its SmartAir no-idle system with new auto-start technology that helps keep main and auxiliary batteries charged while running the air-conditioning system and using electric-powered devices.
The auto-start technology is available as a factory-installed option with Model 579s equipped with SmartAir and either a 72- or 80-in. sleeper. It is fully integrated with the vehicle’s electrical system to monitor battery charge levels and start the truck if the charge falls below a given threshold.
“SmartAir is a popular feature which allows customers to reduce fuel costs, comply with no-idle regulations and reduce their carbon footprint,” said Scott Newhouse, Peterbilt’s chief engineer. “It’s lightweight, compact and provides outstanding climate control in even the harshest conditions. The new auto-start technology complements the SmartAir system by helping ensure customers have the necessary power when they need it.”
Source: Fleet Equipment