Eugene, OR-based Air-Weigh has expanded its ComLink trailer monitoring system with a new J-1708 connection so that data from trailer-mounted electronic devices can now be transmitted directly to the tractor cab.
The ComLink J-1708 gateway is currently an option on Air-Weigh's truck and trailer scale products, but could be released to production as a stand-alone gateway system if there is market interest, the company said.
First use of the ComLink J-1708 gateway will be to deliver brake stroke status and tire pressure data to an in-dash information display, Air Weigh said.
Data that might be transmitted in the future includes reefer temperature, trailer connectivity and a host of security and safety devices, the company added. Air-Weigh noted the J-1708 connection already transmits axle weight data to the tractor.