Northstar signs wireless battery monitoring deal for Daimler trucks

April 08, 2019 // By Nick Flaherty
Northstar signs wireless battery monitoring deal for Daimler trucks
Swedish wireless monitoring specialist NorthStar Battery has signed a key deal with Daimler trucks to monitor batteries around the world.

A customised version of NorthStar's wireless battery management system called AGM Truck Test will be used at Daimler's service centres across Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America. The joint project is the next step in the relationship with Daimler which started in 2016. 

The lead AGM batteries are used in Daimler trucks in both North America and in Europe in the Mercedes-Benz Actros, Antos and Arocs models. These include monitoring that allows users to wirelessly retrieve real-time and historical performance data. AGM Truck Test allows Daimler to track the performance of the batteries throughout their service life ensure that batteries are replaced only when they reach end of reliable life. If a single battery fails it can be replaced promptly to protect the other batteries in the same circuit resulting in lowered total cost of ownership. 

“We are excited about taking this next step in our relationship with Daimler. With AGM Truck Test, Daimler and their trucks will stay in the absolute forefront of battery monitoring for years to come,” said John Semeniuk, President Transportation Division at NorthStar Battery. 

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