Kenworth has added its Driver Information Center and new standard multiplex instrumentation to the T2000, it announced at the Mid-America Trucking Show.
Kenworth Driver Information Center
Kenworth Driver Information Center

The Kenworth Driver Information Center provides instant trip access information for miles per gallon, engine and idle hours, idle percentage and optimum rpm range. A "sweet spot indicator" offers visual cues when the optimum rpm is reached, while a bar graph displays current mpg against trip average mpg. (The Kenworth Driver Information Center also is available on Kenworth's other Class 8 models.)

The Kenworth T2000's new dash offers a more ergonomic, modern and visually appealing instrumentation system. A new speedometer and tachometer cluster features large, 2-inch diameter gauges with chrome bezels, an engine hour meter, odometer, trip odometer, and outside temperature gauge.

The new dash design makes it much easier to check gauges and warning lights, with LED back-lighting in the face plate and pointers while dash rocker switches contain LED indicator lights, say company officials.

The instrumentation system's multiplex design also provides enhanced serviceability and reliability. For easier servicing, the wiring behind the dash was simplified, color-coded and numbered, and the durability of critical connections is maintained with positive locking connectors.

The system is supported by the Kenworth Electronic Service Analyst, a computer-based diagnostics tool that enables technicians to review codes stored in the components, verify instrument functions to accurately pinpoint a malfunction, and quickly troubleshoot dashboard electronics.

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