Autocar partnered with Hexagon Agility, a provider of natural gas fuel systems, to incorporate an integrated Blue iQ smart gauge into the Autocar Always Up Display. The offering gives compressed natural gas customers a new way to view crucial information about their fuel management module system.
Operators can access real-time information regarding the truck’s fuel management system that can be customized by the end customer and includes information such as:
- Diesel gallon equivalent
- Trip economy
- Time to empty
- Distance to empty
- Fuel pressure
The Blue iQ smart gauge integration consolidates relevant information into one screen so the operator can easily reference the truck information in one place. As part of the integration effort, Autocar has introduced the ability to read CNG diagnostic information from the display. The integration of the system removes the prior need of wiring and retrofitting additional CNG gauges and inaccessibility of necessary information by keeping it all in a convenient location. This aids in eliminating the need for extra tools when troubleshooting issues, as well as improves diagnostic time.
"We are excited to offer our CNG customers a new way to monitor the performance of their Autocar trucks with an integrated solution that helps operators better understand their CNG fuel system," said Andrew Taitz, chairman of Autocar, in a statement. "Autocar and our customers have played a significant role in the shift toward alternative fuels in their respective vocational markets, and we are proud to lead the refuse industry in third party system integration."