The Road Ready system by Truck-Lite Co., LLC, a worldwide leader in heavy-duty lighting, mirror, telematics and visibility systems, unveiled its SmartBridge Integrator (SBI) and installation application at TMC's annual meeting in Atlanta.
The Road Ready system creates the industry's first true "smart" trailer with its solar-powered Master Control Unit (MCU), according to the manufacturer. With a military-grade solar panel and a 10-year, quick-charging battery, the MCU continually monitors and transmits crucial data from customizable Road Ready sensors to an intuitive user interface without requiring power from a tractor, providing greater insight into a trailer environment and helping to lower maintenance costs and CSA scores.
The latest development, the SBI, bridges OE trailer products and systems with Road Ready by broadcasting data to the cloud for review on Road Ready's website or a fleet's own dispatching software system.
Several of the industry's leading and most trusted trailer systems manufacturers have signed on as technical partners, including Continental (tire pressure monitoring), Purkeys (lift gate charging), P.S.I., Hendrickson, and STEMCO (inflation systems). Any fleet currently using these systems can seamlessly incorporate and benefit from Road Ready.
Also new for 2018 is the Road Ready system's mobile application, which provides step-by-step instructions for hardware installation and setup. The installation app also allows users to pair their trailers with the Road Ready user interface, which previously could only be done at a computer.
Road Ready's free installation app is currently compatible with iOS 9.0 or later and is available in the iTunes App Store.
Truck-Lite's Road Ready system is a solar-powered, wireless, multi-functional trailer monitoring solution and is easily customizable for any fleet requirement.