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Vehicle interior temperature monitor and control system from Dominion Electronics

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article image Vehicle interior temperature monitor and control system useful for police units and canine protection

The new vehicle interior temperature monitor and control system, developed by IC-Cubed (USA), uses Rabbit technology, which is distributed by Dominion Electronics in Australia.

In summer, the temperature inside a vehicle can increase rapidly in warm-weather conditions. When the temperature rises above 30˚C, the temperature inside a car can climb much higher.

Contrary to common beliefs, leaving a window cracked open does little to reduce these sweltering temperatures. Even running an electric fan or rolling down the windows entirely will not decrease the temperature enough to safely leave a canine inside a vehicle.

And subjecting a canine to such conditions can be dangerous or even deadly. The solution is a vehicle interior temperature monitor and control system, primarily designed for K9 police units.

Utilising the functionality delivered by Rabbit's Jackrabbit SBC to automatically regulate the interior temperature of a vehicle in hot weather, the vehicle interior temperature monitor and control system provides freedom to conduct business when travelling with a canine companion.

The new system has a temperature threshold setting; when the temperature reaches this threshold level, the vehicle's engine starts, allowing the vehicle air-conditioner to operate and cool the interior.

Once started, the vehicle’s engine and air-conditioner will run for a pre-programmed time span, and then shut off. When the threshold temperature is reached again, the start-up process will repeat.

If the engine stalls or shuts down prematurely, the system will restart the vehicle. An additional threshold setting is provided if there is a problem cooling the interior.

This could occur if the system is not turned on, the vehicle runs out of gas, or the vehicle has a mechanical malfunction. The alert setting can trigger a pocket pager, honk the horn, and even roll down windows.

There are also two system shutdown inputs that can be used for security and safety considerations.

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