Flashback: 2022 HVIA Product Innovation Award

HVIA’s Product Innovation Award, presented by NTI and Truck Assist, recognises HVIA Members who have designed, utilised new technology or built an innovative product to address the growing road freight task.

Freight productivity benefits other transport system users by reducing the number of vehicles on road, increasing safety by reducing accident exposure risk for other road users, and reducing noxious and greenhouse emissions per unit of freight moved.

The Product Innovation Award recognises products and services that provide innovative technological solutions for new and existing market needs.

The 2022 HVIA Product Innovation Awardwas presented to Knorr-Bremse for iMass®. The TCA Category B Certified SMART On-Board Mass (OBM) System was developed by Knorr-Bremse locally in Australia.

Nominations for the 2023 HVIA National Awards close Friday 25 August 2023.

Janelle Greene representing HVIA Product Innovation Award sponsor NTI with winner Knorr-Bremse

Product Innovation Award

Sponsored by NTI Australia

WINNER:  iMass®

by Knorr-Bremse

iMass® is a TCA Category B Certified SMART On-Board Mass (OBM) System developed by Knorr-Bremse locally in Australia.

The iMass® system meets the OBM requirements for High Productivity Freight Vehicles (HPFV). The system accuracy is well within 2% of a certified weigh bridge providing masses for each axle group as well as total combination mass in a heavy vehicle combination up to 7 trailers in length.

iMass® utilises the already existing mass output from Knorr-Bremse Trailer EBS (Electronic Brake System), eliminating the need for additional trailer hardware and simplifying the product offering. In the prime mover itself, a user-friendly Driver Interface Unit (DIU) allows live mass display and troubleshooting for the Prime mover and any connected trailers.

Incorporated in the DIU is a dual CAN capability allowing it to pick up the electronic mass signal from the existing trailer CAN connection and also a signal from the Knorr-Bremse ELC Truck ECU (and subsequent sensors) fitted to the prime mover.

To meet the Category B SMART OBM requirements, the DIU also allows a feed via an RS232 serial connection to Telematics Units to transfer mass data in line with TCA requirements.

Read about all the 2022 HVIA National Award winners here

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