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Rostra RearSentry Now Available For Class 7, 8 Trucks

November 21, 2002

Rostra Precision Controls, Inc. is now offering its RearSentry rear obstacle sensing system for Class 7 and 8 trucks.Created specifically for daily delivery and other drivers who find themselves constantly backing around parking lots in retail, fast food and convenience store areas, the RearSentry system uses a microwave signal to detect obstacles up to 12 feet behind the vehicle. The driver is alerted of potential danger through a series of audible beeps that increase in intensity and from an in-cab LED display that changes from green to yellow to red, as objects draw closer.“It’s perfect for those drivers who do a lot of backing up,” said Thomas Weiss, vice president, Automotive Accessories Group, Rostra Precision Controls, Inc. “When you consider all of the potential obstacles in a retail or food store environment – from people and other vehicles to poles, buildings and hard-to-navigate loading docks – you realize it’s tough enough to drive head-on into these areas, much less do it in reverse. Our RearSentry acts as a second set of eyes for the driver, allowing for confident and safe backing in a variety of settings.” And, according to the company, unlike other rear obstacle sensing devices, such as infrared or video, that can be affected by weather or lighting conditions, the RearSentry continues to “see” obstacles in rain, sleet, snow, mud and darkness. The system is compatible with conventional or cab over trucks and can be used with pup trailers from 32’ to 38’ to 53’ trailers. All RearSentry systems come with a standard three-year, unlimited mileage warranty policy. Leasing programs are also available.Rostra Precision Controls, Inc. headquartered in Laurinburg, North Carolina, is a supplier of vehicle speed control systems, transmission components and vehicle comfort seating systems to the global automotive aftermarket industry. The company is also a manufacturer of electronic controls, systems and components for the original equipment automotive industry. It holds ISO9001 and QS 9000 certifications. For more information or to find a dealer for the RearSentry or other Rostra products, please call 800-782-3379, or visit the Web site at www.rostra.com.
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