By integrating an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), customers know in real-time the vehicle's position withi respect to inclination. The machine's ECU (Equipment Control Unit) processes this information and provides feedback to the operator where the machine is sitting with respect to inclination. Such indicators allow the operator to make real-time adjustments to grade as the loader is in motion.
The Transportation Attitude Reference System or TARS-IMU is a packaged sensor array designed to report vehicle angular rate, acceleration, and attitude data for demanding applications in industries such as heavy-duty, off-highway transportation. With two sensor models for different power levels, the TARS-IMU accommodates both 5 V and 9 V to 36 V vehicle power systems. Communication is transmitted to the vehicle through industry standard CAN J1939 connectivity.