The Road Ready system by Truck-Lite Co. LLC, maker of heavy-duty lighting, mirror, telematics and visibility systems, unveiled its SmartBridge Integrator (SBI) and installation application during the 2018 Technology and Maintenance Council Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibit taking place this week in Atlanta.
The latest development in the Road Ready smart trailer system, 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 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), Road Ready reported. Any fleet currently using these systems can 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.