We’ve seen a strong uptake in telematics use in trucks in recent times, but who’s keeping track of the trailers?
While a prime mover is a big investment and one you want to track for a myriad of reasons, a trailer, and its valuable cargo, is also something you want to be able to locate in quick time.
It would also be an advantage knowing that the cargo is being looked after properly too.
Now a new system has just been launched in the U.S. that allows you to do all of that.
Developed by ID Systems, the technology not only lets you see where your trailer is, but you can also take a virtual peek inside with a camera being part of the system.
Utilizing a Bluetooth connection, the trailer system includes sensors that monitor the condition and status of the cargo, including temperature, humidity and shock.
The sensors are also looking at loaded levels, tyre pressure, light functions, and whether the trailer doors are open or closed.
An optional system also allows operators to determine where pallets are loaded in the trailer.
And for regions like North America and Europe the system also allows for listening capability to help identify potential stowaways in the cargo area.
No word yet on the systems being available in Australia, though you can check out more details on the ID Systems tracking tech on their website and in the info video below:
Can you see advantages in being able to track exactly what’s going on with trailers? Let us you’re your thoughts on the technology in the comments section below.
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