System configuration via smartphone: BPW ARC app for electro-hydraulic auxiliary steering system Active Reverse Control (ARC)
- BPW ARC app for hauliers, semi-trailer and heavy-trailer builders and workshops
- Carry out initial commissioning and function check simply with a smartphone.
- System status, notifications and viewing alarms at a glance
For its Active Reverse Control auxiliary steering system, BPW is launching an app, which allows quick access to the system control unit and all essential data via a Bluetooth interface.
BPW’s electro-hydraulic Active Reverse Control (ARC) auxiliary steering system for self-steering axles already facilitates reversing maneuvers with truck trailers and semi-trailers in tight spaces. BPW now also simplifies initial commissioning, function testing and sophisticated system diagnostics: with the BPW ARC app, available now free of charge for Android and IOS from the Play Store or Apple Store in German, English , French and Italian.
BPW’s electro-hydraulic Active Reverse Control (ARC) auxiliary steering system for self-steering axles makes it easier to maneuver semi-trailers and trailers in reverse in tight spaces. Now, with the BPW ARC app, available free of charge for Android and IOS on the Play Store or the Apple Store in French, English, German and Italian, BPW also simplifies initial commissioning, function checks and diagnostics of the innovative ARC system.
Performing ARC system diagnostics using a laptop via cable is a thing of the past! From now on, drivers, manufacturers and workshops will only have to take out their smartphone to configure BPW’s Active Reverse Control during the first commissioning, to consult information and alert messages, to test the system. BPW is the first equipment manufacturer to launch an application, which allows quick access, via a Bluetooth interface, to the control unit of its auxiliary steering system, as well as to all important data.
After downloading the app, the user can register with BPW to obtain a user profile, with the corresponding access rights. The driver can thus use the basic access level to consult the directional steering parameters, control the power supply or view the alarms. As a registered user, he can also, according to his own driving habits, adapt the steering sensitivity (responsiveness) by +/-20% compared to the default settings. The maneuvering behavior of the trailer, when reversing, varies according to the reactivity setting. Greater responsiveness acts in such a way that the axle steers with a greater angle from the start of the manoeuvre. Conversely, less responsiveness means that the steering of the auto-steerer will be less accentuated at the start of the manoeuvre, but the wheels will realign themselves more quickly when moving forward.
When commissioning the auxiliary steering system, thanks to access to more extensive user functions, vehicle manufacturers can, for example, easily via the app: select the configuration suitable for the vehicle, set the maximum steering angle , bleed the hydraulic installation, perform system tests, view, process and clear fault alerts.
Ziya Albayrak, product manager at BPW: “ With our Active Reverse Control auxiliary steering system, drivers can reverse their steering axle trailer faster and safer. Maneuverability in reverse gear is above all interesting in the case of applications where loading and unloading operations have to be carried out in limited maneuvering space, for example in town centres, on construction sites or in depots. The new BPW ARC app now allows drivers and workshops to work more efficiently, as all information is made available in one easy-to-use app. »
BPW press release.