Mobile Awareness, LLC has released a new wireless parking sensor system, the MA-WPSS-4M17, developed especially for trucks with trailers, utility vehicles, buses and recreational vehicles. Activated automatically when the reverse gear is engaged, the system is designed to alert the driver to objects behind the vehicle with both an audible and visual indicator (LED display). According to the company, the waterproof sensors work in all weather conditions and provide the location of an obstacle within four areas behind the vehicle, accurate to one half inch.
Developed using a leading-edge wireless technology, the system is intended to be economical to install and maintain. The waterproof sensors and ECU (electronic control unit) mount with ten screws and two wires connected to the backing lights. The dash mounted warning display unit (WDU) requires only a power and ground connection to complete the installation.
The MA-WPSS-4M17 wireless parking sensor system incorporates a number of features not readily found on other backing systems, according to the company. For example, the Truck & Trailer Exchange function is designed to allow a truck equipped with the WDU to detect the ECU/sensors located on more than one trailer. "We wanted to provide a solution for the trucking industry that facilitated the exchange of trailers," said Gary Rothstein, president of Mobile Awareness. "The WDU can be matched with other ECU/sensors installed on additional trailers. It's as simple as holding the setting button when reverse gear is engaged to identify and connect with the new trailer."
Other 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 and includes a wireless signal strength meter.