Kenworth T2000 Adds Driver Information Center, GPS Navigation and Multiplex Instrumentation
KIRKLAND, Wash., November 10, 2008 – The Kenworth T2000 is now available with the Kenworth Driver Information Center, Kenworth GPS Navigation System and state-of-the-art multiplex instrumentation system for enhanced performance and serviceability.
The aerodynamic Kenworth T2000, which is especially popular with driver teams, is already acknowledged as a SmartWay(SM) program certified truck by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The standard Kenworth Driver Information Center provides the driver with instant access to current trip data, including miles per gallon, engine and idle hours, idle percentage and optimum rpm range for the engine. A sweet-spot indicator offers visual cues when the optimum rpm is reached, and a bar graph displays current mpg against trip average mpg.
The Kenworth GPS Navigation System aids fleet and driver productivity by helping to reduce costly out-of-route miles. The system, which is standard with the Kenworth Diamond cab interior and optional on the Splendor cab interior, easily locates delivery addresses, multiple drop routes, Kenworth dealers, truck stops and other points of interest. Functions include routing, multiple route and waypoint selection, and turn-by-turn voice commands, which are played through Kenworth’s premium AM/FM/CD radio sound system. The Kenworth GPS system includes an MP3 player with 5 gigabytes of memory for music.
The Kenworth multiplex instrumentation system provides enhanced serviceability and reliability. Wiring behind the dash is now color-coded and numbered for easier servicing, and critical connections are maintained with positive locking connectors. The multiplex system is incorporated into a new dash which features large and chrome bezels. The dash has LED back-lighting in the face plate and pointers, and the dash rocker switches contain LED indicator lights. Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World’s Best(R) heavy and medium duty trucks. Kenworth is an industry leader in providing fuel-saving technology solutions that help increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. The company’s dedication to the green fleet includes aerodynamic trucks, medium duty diesel-electric hybrids, liquefied natural gas trucks, and the Kenworth Clean Power(R) no-idle system. In addition, Kenworth is the recipient of the 2008 J.D. Power and Associates awards for Highest in Customer Satisfaction for Over the Road and Vocational Segment Class 8 trucks. Kenworth’s Internet home page is at www.kenworth.com. Kenworth. A PACCAR Company.