In the beginning, there was the lowly brake sensor: A simple metal bar that gradually became exposed as brake pads wore away and emitted a high-pitched squeal when it was time to replace them. Antilock brake sensors followed suit, designed to alert drivers when problems arose. Eventually, tire sensors began to transmit air pressure and temperature data to drivers and, later on, to fleet managers.
Wheel end sensors today are already important given the fast evolution and adoption of active vehicle safety systems, says Fred Andersky, director of customer solutions and controls for Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems. “Data and diagnostic trouble codes from wheel speed sensors are an integral part of active safety technologies like full-stability and collision mitigation,” he explains. “And today, this information can be sent telematically, enabling shops to be prepared to fix issues and reduce truck downtime.”... To Continue Reading, CLICK HERE