Navistar has announced a new body control module in conjunction with enhanced Diamond Logic features on International medium-duty and vocational trucks. The new module, designed in line with SAE 500k baud standards, will expand electronics capabilities for both customers and truck equipment manufacturers, driving more uptime, says Navistar. The new design is said to deliver six times the current processing speed for truck and body electronics, add 16 more input/output slots for equipment manufacturers while providing three additional data links to expand truck capabilities. It will be in production starting in November 2015.
As a result of the new body control module design, new Diamond Logic features will be made available to increase uptime for customers. These new features include:
Intelligent Start – single ignition activation on the key is all that’s required and the vehicle will manage starting the engine automatically. The starter motor is disabled the moment the engine starts, which prevents over cranking and overheating to extend starter life.
Programmable Real Time Starting – International trucks can be programmed to start prior to the driver’s arrival at a specific time each day, ensuring the vehicle is warmed up and ready for operation. With real time starting, drivers can save time and effort, and fleets can increase productivity.
All International medium-duty and vocational trucks are equipped with the Diamond Logic Electrical System.