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June/July 2017

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KINISHI

Improvements in this latest update have focussed on aiding tyre

management and tracking tyres throughout their lifecycle.

360° object detection radar

Kinishi have integrated the new Sentry radar system from Preco

Electronics, demonstrating its object detection capabilities to an

eager audience on their exhibition stand.

The Kinishi touchscreen interface provides a fully adjustable radar

detection zone, with the ability to detect objects from the face of

the radar up to 30 metres away. The width of that detection zone is

adjustable to fit almost all vehicle types.

Multiple sensors can be fitted to a vehicle to provide 360° coverage,

and each sensor can accurately identify the location and velocity of

up 16 people or objects simultaneously with built-in failsafe alerts

to notify the driver of radar obstructions and other issues.

Cargo temperature monitoring

Kinishi systems assist food and beverage companies with the

transport of temperature-sensitive goods. This helps to maintain

correct conditions during delivery and enables companies to

instantly react to any problems that may arise in the course of their

journey.

This is especially important for customers transporting frozen and

chilled foods who are required to comply with the Quick Frozen

Foodstuffs Regulations 2007 and follow an HACCP-based food

safety management system.

Operators can set the temperature thresholds for which they want

to receive notifications. Integration with other telematics features

– such as door opening and closing events – helps to explain any

unexpected rises or falls in temperature.

Driver assistance systems

Fleet managers are focussing heavily on driver behaviour, not only

because of legislation but also because of achievable savings and

business factors.

By monitoring driving behaviour, fuel consumption can be

reduced by 10-30%. Other benefits of “eco-driving” can be a

reduction in accidents by 20-30% and in vehicle maintenance

costs, optimisation of vehicle and driver downtime, environmental

protection and reduced CO2 emissions.

Aftermarket & bodybuilder technologies

The backbone of Kinishi’s new product offering here is a cost-

effective electrical harness system that provides CAN bus-style

communication over standard power cable. Addressable interfaces

can be provided to power and control third-party lights, sensors

and many other automotive electronic systems.

Kinishi provide a modular connector system based around 5mm

cable: nevertheless the vehicle’s existing wiring can also be utilised

without modification. This offers remarkable flexibility both for

commercial vehicle builders – who can minimise the cable harness

– and for fleet operators – who can mitigate costly aftermarket

cable installation.

To sum up, Kinishi have been successful solutions developers and

providers for the commercial vehicle and mobile plant world over

more than a decade, in many cases as pioneers and innovators

setting standards for the rest of the industry to follow.

For example, their engineers have developed bespoke telematics

solutions for companies including Aggreko, Bomag, GE Equipment

Services, Hewden, JCB, Liebherr, Marubeni Komatsu, Metso,

Multidrive, Ringway, Seddon and Takeuchi. Automotive electronics

projects have been successfully carried out for Ford, Aston Martin,

Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover, Fiat, Mitsubishi, MG Rover, Porsche,

Volkswagen and Chrysler.

Kinishi are also key players in the Leyland, Lancs, based Northern

Automotive Alliance

(http://northernautoalliance.com) al

ongside

Bentley, Jaguar, Land Rover, Leyland Trucks & Vauxhall.

Accordingly the integrated package of technologies now available

exclusively for you in theUK fromKinishi’s one-stop-shop genuinely

covers all bases – safety, security, efficiency, cost saving and vehicle,

component and driver management.

To find out more, visit the website

http://kinishi.com or

call the

Kinishi team on 0161 850 0056.

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