Driver Performance Assistant is an option with Kenworth’s Driver Performance Center, which provides the driver with real-time information on vehicle diagnostics and performance indicators through a built-in display on the dashboard behind the steering wheel.
In addition to monitoring the driver’s braking activity on the road, the program also enables drivers to review their trip performance and view their performance ratings during rest periods.
When the truck is parked, Driver Performance Assistant also gives drivers reminders to avoid unnecessary air conditioning or engine idling to help them improve fuel economy.
Separately, Kenworth also announced an optional anti-theft system for the T680 and T880.
The system, which integrates the engine with the Driver Performance Center, prompts the driver to enter a passcode to start the truck after turning the ignition. If an incorrect code is entered, the system disables the engine until the correct code is used.
Kenworth, based in Kirkland, Washington, is part of truck and engine maker Paccar Inc., which is also the parent company of Peterbilt Motors Co.
Source: Transport Topics