KIRKLAND, Wash. — Kenworth recently announced it will introduce remote keyless entry as an option for its T2000 model.
“Our customers said they wanted a simple, secure and affordable keyless entry system and this remote system delivers that,” says David Warren, Kenworth’s product marketing manager. “This is a straightforward system that remotely locks and unlocks your truck doors and keeps your truck secure.”
According to Warren, the Kenworth system is robust enough to meet the demands of professional truck drivers. The remote for the keyless entry system underwent rigorous testing that included being submersed in water and frozen and surviving a washing machine and drier.
“Our design has to stand up to rougher treatment than what you’d find with a key fob used for passenger cars,” Warren says.
Users of the remote keyless entry product will be able to unlock driver and passenger doors separately and lock all doors concurrently. Parking lights will flash to signal the desired action has taken place.
The entry system also contains secure rolling code technology that prevents someone from recording the entry signal and unlocking the doors without a key fob programmed for that vehicle.
“This provides many benefits of an alarm system at a fraction of the price,” Warren says.
In addition, a kit and wiring harness will be available to retrofit the system to older T2000s. Customers interested in the T2000 keyless entry should contact their local Kenworth dealer for further information.
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