Freightliner Trucks has announced several upgrades for its new Cascadia model, with new enhancements including keyless entry and a medical device power supply.
The keyless entry feature includes buttons for locking and unlocking, can roll down windows and, if equipped, test the bulbs on the truck’s exterior before you drive. Each truck purchase includes two keyless entry transmitters that are paired at the plant, and one transmitter can be paired to multiple trucks for fleet owners.
A new medical device power supply that’s designed to provide eight to 10 hours of power for a typical Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) device, which helps people with breathing problems while sleeping. The optional medical device power supply includes three main components: an Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) battery securely mounted under the bunk and vented externally; a 12-volt dedicated, labeled power outlet mounted on the front of the bunk, and a charge control isolator. The battery is automatically recharged from either the alternator or from shore power if so equipped. AGM is a fine fiber glass mat that offers the benefits of a gelled mat but can withstand more wear and tear. The battery’s design holds the electrolyte in suspension, fueling higher efficiency when discharging and recharging.