Need your help to develop a control panel for trucks

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by FrejVolvo, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. Espressolane

    Espressolane Road Train Member

    Nov 21, 2009
    Just south of the north 40
    Automated 3 megawatt laser based security systems control.
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  3. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

    Dec 18, 2011
    Seriously, I would start with this - take a survey of what the other makers have done and see what can be added. The only thing I can see is integration with things like APU controls, inverter power and door locks but outside of that, nothing.
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  4. spindrift

    spindrift Road Train Member

    Dec 2, 2014
    In my Cascadia, you can kill the speakers in the sleeper but the cab speakers remain on. That's a real pain. Oh the injustices in life sometimes are just too monumental to manage.
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  5. STexan

    STexan Road Train Member

    Oct 3, 2011
    Longview, TX
    Don’t forget the direct phone from dispatch with all silencing capabilities removed and the system to monitor amount of sleep time.
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  6. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2016
    White County, Arkansas
    Actually a system to monitor fluid and chemical compositions of everything inside the cab and sleeper. Banned substances or excessive coffee etc will cause a ejection.

    I hate to be difficult but you have to keep the sleeper simple. One of the most valued controls was a seperate sound system equalizer and volume back there. So that I can sleep while Heavy metal is played by the Hellion up front and Hellion can sleep while Unshackled is raging and preaching with me up there. Ha.

    A truck that will stay running without idle shutting down and restart would be valuable. (As well as one that is ungoverned) Also one that replicates the current temperature of the reefer for those who have it as well as possibly video feed from the trailer and so forth to examine the situation outside if say a hooker knocked on the door in the night.

    Maybe a GPS repeater of current truck information presented to trainee for benefit of trainer trying to sleep. However the screens if any inside that sleeper must not emit blue light, special attention needs to be given to lighting that supports sleep.

    I wondered sometimes what can be done if you adapted a Ring doorbell video system to the truck and then tied into the sleeper. So that a police man can be presented with a small screen for his benefit to do inspections while the driver stays asleep perhaps? (And a video record of same...)
  7. buzzarddriver

    buzzarddriver Road Train Member

    Feb 1, 2011
    Dallas, TX
    If you are too lazy to reach 4-5 feet to the dash, maybe you should find another line of work.
  8. kylefitzy

    kylefitzy Road Train Member

    Aug 12, 2007
    Kansas city,Mo
    Do you get up and flip the sleeper light switch on the dash every time you need some light in the bunk? I guess you can just call me lazy because I use the switch in the bunk.
  9. Bakerman

    Bakerman Road Train Member

    Jan 27, 2013
    Phoenix, AZ
    How about a steering wheel?
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  10. STexan

    STexan Road Train Member

    Oct 3, 2011
    Longview, TX
    If it’s it too much trouble, a compressed air supply in the sleeper would be great. I some times get dizzy blowing up my special lady friend on those nights I’m feeling especially lonely.

    I tried leaving her inflated but certain law enforcement agencies start asking questions better left un-asked.
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  11. LGarrison

    LGarrison Road Train Member

    May 19, 2011
    Sandpoint Idaho
    And how much do we get paid retired working for nothing
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