Hyundai Translead officials said HT LinkSense marks the next evolution in fleet data strategy. - Photo: HDT/Vesna Brajkovic

Hyundai Translead officials said HT LinkSense marks the next evolution in fleet data strategy.

Photo: HDT/Vesna Brajkovic

Trailer maker Hyundai Translead launched HT LinkSense, an open-platform smart trailer solution, that is fully integrated with major telematics partners.

By providing universal connectivity between sensor packages and existing telematics systems, HT LinkSense gives fleets the flexibility to choose sensors and telematics providers that meet their needs, while simultaneously eliminating compatibility issues, the company explained during the American Trucking Associations' Technology & Maintenance Council Fall Meeting in Cleveland, Ohio.

This open platform smart trailer solution provides trucking companies with granular visibility into their trailer health and utilization.

“HT LinkSense is a scalable, open platform that expands what’s possible for fleet connectivity,” said Sean Kenney, Chief Sales Officer at Hyundai Translead. “An open system provides a fully integrated solution to track and monitor real-time trailer performance data, empowering customers with greater fleet productivity and operational efficiency.”

This open platform smart trailer solution provides trucking companies with granular visibility into their trailer health and utilization. - Photo: HDT/Vesna Brajkovic

This open platform smart trailer solution provides trucking companies with granular visibility into their trailer health and utilization.

Photo: HDT/Vesna Brajkovic

Through HT LinkSense, Hyundai Translead and its partners give customers visibility into their trailer health and utilization, offering data insights including:

  • Cargo Volume Sensor: Cargo volume sensors use ultrasonic technology to provide estimated cargo volume, dividing the trailer into five different zones to report overall volume and help improve utilization.
  • Weight Sensor: Weight scale sensors can accurately report weight on both air and spring suspensions, providing operational efficiency and cost containment.
  • Door Sensor: Door sensors detect the opening and closing of doors, offering real-time and time-logged monitoring for increased cargo security.
  • Air Disc Brake Pad Wear Sensor: Continuous wear sensors (CWS) monitor the amount of remaining brake pad in real-time, providing efficient monitoring and scheduling maintenance.
  • Smart Brake Chamber: A smart brake chamber monitors the air pressure in the parking and service brake line on each brake chamber, analyzing patterns for problems like dragging.
  • Light-Out Detection Sensor: Light out detection sensors ensure fleets’ uptime while reducing risk of fines or citations.
  • Wheel End Temperature Sensor: Wheel end temperature sensors detect temperatures higher than the set limit, sending a warning to the driver and fleet service manager for prompt inspection and repair.
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System: Tire pressure monitoring system measures the tire pressure and temperature on each wheel, preventing sudden failures and maintaining equipment in optimal operating condition.

Continuous operation will be supported by an optional solar and battery power system.

Hyundai Translead designed this solution to allow flexibility for those seeking to add additional sensor data to their overall fleet data strategy. The HT LinkSense solution also benefits from OEM factory installation, leveraging Hyundai Translead’s manufacturing to ensure quality control as well as superior warranty coverage and customer care.

Initially, the HT LinkSense solution will be available for Hyundai Translead dry van trailers, and will expand into refrigerated, flatbed, chassis and aftermarket products in the future. 

“HT LinkSense marks the next evolution in fleet data strategy. It is truly the future of connectivity,” said Bongjae Lee, HyundaiTranslead’s CEO.

Telematics Integrations

HT LinkSense integrates with CalAmp, Orbcomm, Phillips Connect, PowerFleet, Road Ready, Sensata | Xirgo, SkyBitz, and Spireon. Additional telematics and sensor partners will be added in the near future. Additional sensing capabilities will be added through OEM sensor vendors for visibility across all trailer elements such as air disc brake pad wear, smart brake chambers, light-out detection, weight, and more.

For instance, the CalAmp edge-to-cloud smart trailer platform enables integration with Hyundai Translead trailers, CalAmp's smart trailer solar gateway, and sensor OEMs. By seamlessly integrating an eco-system of sensors with CalAmp's smart trailer solar gateway and CalAmp Telematics Cloud (CTC), fleet operators can visualize trailer location, health, and usage through the CalAmp iOn web application. Alternatively, they can pull these data insights into their existing enterprise management systems by using industry standard Application Programming Interface (APIs) to further streamline their operations.

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