Hirschmann Solutions has developed a film antenna package to help reduce air resistance in Freightliner trucks. The business unit of Hirschmann Car Communication GmbH says its film antenna solution is compact and flexible, which enables Freightliner to optimize aerodynamics in its vehicles.
The Hirschmann system of antennas, connectors and coaxial cables, which requires no external components, fits between structural body panels and the interior lining of the cab. Hirschmann’s collaboration with Freightliner began five years ago and resulted in the antenna package used on the OEM’s Innovation Truck and then the Cascadia Evolution launched in January 2013.
“With its Innovation Truck concept vehicle, Freightliner is moving in the direction of trucks with optimal aerodynamics, from redesigned fairings and underbody panels to reduction of external components such as exposed exhaust pipes or radio antennas,” says Oliver Neil, VP sales and marketing at Hirschmann Solutions USA. “Large trucks in North America used to have many bulky antennas on the roof, fenders and mirrors. We now offer a system that enables our customer to develop an aerodynamic design without having to worry about the antennas.”
Hirschmann Car Communication Inc.
Christopher Lyttle – Sales Manager
1183 Centre Road
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
Tel: (248) 373-7150 x216