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LOUSVILLE, Ky. — Caterpillar has designed an innovative driver comfort control system to provide consistent cab temperatures while minimizing idling time.

The comfort control system works with a bunk thermostat to determine when the engine should be started and shut down, greatly reducing fuel consumption.

“Being comfortable in their trucks can significantly influence job satisfaction for drivers,” says David Kraftzenk, manager of new product development. “The Cat Driver Comfort Control System is an excellent tool for limiting costs associated with excessive idling, while still keeping drivers happy.”

Other features include engine starts to recharge batteries, engine stops to eliminate excessive warm up and idling time and starts and stops based on oil temperature to ensure quick starts and lubrication.

The Cat Driver Comfort Control System is available for installation at all authorized Caterpillar parts dealers.

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