CalAmp, a connected intelligence company helping businesses and people track, monitor, and recover vital assets with real-time visibility and insights, has teamed up with Hyundai Translead to launch HT LinkSense with the CalAmp edge-to-cloud smart trailer technology platform. The end-to-end solution delivers actionable insights to fleet operators that maximize trailer usage and safety and enable more efficient delivery of goods.
This open platform smart trailer solution provides trucking companies with granular visibility into their trailer health and utilization. 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.
CalAmp’s edge-to-cloud platform is factory-installed on Hyundai Translead trailers providing reliable business-critical intelligence about every element of a trailer, from tires and wheels to door status and the high-value cargo inside. It gives operations managers and other stakeholders total awareness of their trailers and cargo while on the road or in the yard.
Some of the initial data insights enabled through the HT LinkSense and CalAmp smart trailer solution include:
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS): Using accurate tire pressure sensors, fleet managers can prevent blowouts by monitoring the tire pressure of each trailer in real-time and receive alerts when the tire pressure dips below pre-set thresholds.
- Wheel End Temperature Systems (WETS): WETS detect and monitor the temperature of the wheels on a trailer and will notify drivers when these temperature levels become unsafe which can lead to the tire becoming dislodged.
- Door Open/Close Sensing: Operations managers can closely monitor the opening and closing of trailer doors, including the timing and location of each event, which can be critical for those carrying perishable cargo.
- Cargo Sensing: Using precise ultrasonic sensor technology, trucking companies can monitor trailer capacity and shipment distribution before loading to maximize trailer utilization. This allows them to optimize cargo distribution for maximum safety and efficiency, particularly for large fleets.
Additional sensing capabilities will be added through OEM sensor vendors to enable visibility across all trailer elements such as air disc brake pad wear, smart brake chamber, light out detection, weight, and more.
Originally posted on Work Truck Online