Kenworth has announced a new factory-installed and integrated engine-off heating and cooling idle management system for its long-haul T680 with a 76-inch sleeper.

The new Kenworth Idle Management System is a battery-based APU system for air conditioning that is tied directly into the Kenworth T680’s ducting system. An optional fuel-fired heater provides full engine-off heating capability.

Pictured is the T680 76-inch Sleeper.

Pictured is the T680 76-inch Sleeper.

The Kenworth Idle Management System provides an integrated system that extends air conditioning performance.

The Kenworth Idle Management System features full on-board controls in the sleeper.  “Once the truck is shut down, the driver simply uses the control panel in the sleeper to maintain temperature control,” said Kevin Baney, Kenworth chief engineer. “An LCD display gives drivers full system information, plus allows the driver to monitor remaining battery power.”

As a safeguard, the system features integrated power management to maximize cooling performance, yet provide sufficient power to ensure enough power is available to start the truck, said Baney.