Autocar integrates smart gauges for CNG trucks

Autocar smart gauges

Autocar announced Wednesday it will now offer compressed natural gas (CNG) customers a new way to view crucial information about their fuel management module system.

Thanks to a partnership with Hexagon Agility, a leading global provider of natural gas fuel systems, Autocar says its software engineers have integrated the Blue iQ smart gauge into the Autocar Always Up Display.

"We are excited to offer our CNG customers a new way to monitor the performance of their Autocar trucks with an integrated solution that helps operators better understand their CNG fuel system," says Andrew Taitz, Autocar chairman. "Autocar and our customers have played a significant role in the shift toward alternative fuels in their respective vocational markets, and we are proud to lead the refuse industry in third party system integration."

The integration gives operators access to real-time information regarding the truck’s fuel management system. The company says the information provided can be customized by the end customer and includes information such as: 

  • Diesel Gallon Equivalent
  • Trip Economy
  • Time to empty
  • Distance to empty
  • Fuel pressure

Autocar is committed to improving safety by reducing distractions for truck operators. The company says its The Blue iQ smart gauge integration effort consolidates all relevant information into one screen so the operator can easily reference the truck information in one place. As part of the integration effort, Autocar says it has introduced the ability to read CNG diagnostic information from the Always Up display.

The integration of the system also removes the prior need of wiring and retrofitting additional CNG gauges and inaccessibility of necessary information by keeping it all in a convenient location. This aids in eliminating the need for extra tools when troubleshooting issues, as well as improves diagnostic time, Autocar says.

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