A new Driver Information Display that is standard in Peterbilt conventional-cab models provides important vehicle performance information, helping operators modify driving behaviors to maximize fuel efficiency, Peterbilt says. The display, on the instrument panel above the steering column, is tied to the advanced multiplexed electrical system in 2008-model conventionals that have recently entered production. Users can scroll through menus and select display options through a nearby dial. Among the available data are fuel economy for a trip or life of the vehicle; optimum engine speed; average speed over a measured distance; engine operating hours; number of idling hours; and truck and engine serial numbers. Warning signals and fault codes in easy to understand text have also been integrated into the display. The Driver Information Display is standard in Peterbilt’s 389, 388, 386, 384, and the construction-oriented 367 and 365.
Staff | September 28, 2010