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Mobile Awareness Adds Wired Obstacle Detection System

July 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

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Mobile Awareness, Cleveland, Ohio, announced a new SenseStat Wired Obstacle Detection Sensor System geared toward commercial trucks with trailers and other heavy vehicles.


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 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 within 1 inch.

The Mobile Awareness SenseStat System MA-ODSS-4M17TT (Truck & Trailer) or MA-ODSS-4M17BT (Box Truck) are based on a design optimized for long vehicles such as commercial trucks pulling trailers.

"Mobile Awareness wanted to offer our commercial customers a cost-effective backing system choice, while maintaining a simple, low cost installation," said Brandon Stotsenburg, director of sales & marketing at Mobile Awareness. "There are some 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. We have worked to eliminate those limitations by offering our customers alternate solutions."

Developed using sensor technology, the system is very economical to install and maintain, according to the company. The four waterproof sensors and ECU (Electronic Control Unit) mount easily on the rear of the truck or trailer. The dash-mounted Warning Display Unit connects to the ECU via a single waterproof cable that installs under the vehicle. There is only one two-wire connection required to complete the installation.

Other SenseStat 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). Additionally, the monitor displays all zones simultaneously in real-time, while indicating the specific area closest to an object.

More info: www.MobileAwareness.com

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