International Truck, Indianapolis, Ind., announced a new body control module with enhanced Diamond Logic features and designed in line with Society of Automotive Navistar Diamond LogicEngineer (SAE) 500k baud standards to expand customer and truck equipment manufacturer electronics capabilities. 

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 and provide three additional data links to expand truck capabilities.

New features include:

Intelligent start– single ignition activation on the key starts the engine automatically. The starter motor is disabled the moment the engine starts, preventing over cranking and overheating.

Programmable real-time starting – These trucks can be programmed to start prior to the driver's arrival at 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.

Auto start-stop– Auto start-stop reduces idle time, saves on fuel and allows vocational customers to recharge batteries automatically, or heat the cab for drivers without continuously running the engine.

International Truckand Engine Corp., division ofNavistar