Kenworth T2000 adds driver info center, GPS and multiplex wiring

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KIRKLAND, Wash. — The Kenworth T2000 is now available with a driver information center, GPS navigation system, and multiplex instrumentation system for enhanced performance and serviceability, according to the company.
Kenworth indicates that the standard driver information center provides the driver with instant access to current trip data, including miles-per-gallon, engine and idle hours, idle percentage, and optimum RPM range for the engine. A sweet spot indicator offers visual cues when the optimum RPM is reached, and a bar graph displays current MPG against trip average MPG.
The GPS navigation system is intended to aid fleet and driver productivity by helping to reduce costly out-of-route miles, states Kenworth. The system, which is standard with the Kenworth Diamond cab interior, and optional on the Splendor cab interior, has been designed to easily locate delivery addresses, multiple drop routes, Kenworth dealers, truck stops and other points of interest. Functions include routing, multiple route and waypoint selection, and turn-by-turn voice commands, which are played through Kenworth’s premium AM/FM/CD radio sound system. The Kenworth GPS system includes an MP3 player with five gigabytes of memory for music.  
The multiplex instrumentation system has been designed to provide enhanced serviceability and reliability, according to Kenworth. Wiring behind the dash is now colour-coded and numbered for easier servicing, and critical connections are maintained with positive locking connectors. The multiplex system is incorporated into a new dash which features large and chrome bezels. The dash has LED back-lighting in the face plate and pointers, and the dash rocker switches contain LED indicator lights.

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