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LAURINBURG, NC - Regardless of skill and
visibility, blind spots exist on all vehicles, creating
difficult parking situations almost daily. The new ParkPilot(tm)
from Rostra Precision Controls, Inc. eliminates the dangers
involved in tight spot parking by alerting drivers to unseen
obstacles before a collision occurs.
Created specifically to facilitate ease in
parking, the ParkPilot Ultrasonic Smart Parking System uses
ultrasonic technology to warn drivers as they back into tight
parking spaces. Automatically engaging when a vehicle is placed
in reverse, an alarm sounds if an obstacle is detected in any of
the ParkPilot's three zones, alerting the driver to stop.
"Reverse parking is a maneuver that more
often than not involves a fair amount of guesswork," said Mike
Brock, vice president, automotive accessories group, Rostra
Precision Controls, Inc. "When you consider the number of
obstacles and difficult parking situations a driver encounters,
and the need to gauge distance blindly, it really makes sense to
have a device that can help. Our ParkPilot is that tool, acting
as a guide to ensure smooth and safe parking."
Featuring superior software and a 3-year,
36,000-mile warranty, the Park Pilot detects static objects
within 5 feet of a vehicle. A universal design fits all vehicle
applications with either 2 or 4 sensors that provide a
120-degree conical area of detection. The ParkPilot's internal
alerting system is volume adjustable and exterior sensors can be
mounted onto flat, angled or curved bumpers.
"The ParkPilot is a high-quality, low-cost
way to protect a vehicle from unnecessary damage caused from
inopportune parking conditions," said Brock. "The cost of this
aid is often less than the insurance deductible from a single
The ParkPilot comes in three versions; a
2-sensor waterproof model for trucks and heavy-duty
applications; 2-sensor automotive model with compartment
mounting of the module and a 4-sensor automotive model, which is
similar to current OEM rear warning systems.
Rostra Precision Controls, headquartered
in Laurinburg, North Carolina, is the leading supplier of speed
control systems, rear obstacle sensing systems, transmission
components and comfort seating systems to the global automotive
aftermarket industry. The company also is a leading manufacturer
of electronic controls, systems and components for the original
equipment automotive industry. It holds ISO 9001 and QS 9000
For more information or to find a dealer,
contact Rostra at 2519 Dana Drive, Laurinburg, NC 28352; call
800-782-3379; or visit the website at
New Digital ROSS(tm) From Rostra Precision Controls
Products Enhanced Rear Obstacle Sensing Performance
LAURINBURG, NC - In response to consumer feedback,
Rostra Precision Controls has added a new automatic reset to its entire
line of Rear Obstacle Sensing System (ROSS(tm)) kits. The digital,
microprocessor-based ROSS system, available to the automotive
aftermarket in February 2004, automatically resets itself once the
target or obstacle is no longer detected, effectively eliminating most
"The change was made to address the number one
concern ROSS owners had - that once the obstacle is out of range of the
system (such as a person walking behind the vehicle or the shopping cart
you pass in the lot) the system resets itself back to green and
automatically begins searching for the next obstacle," said Ron Hudnell,
executive vice president, marketing and sales, Rostra Precision
Controls. "This updated ROSS, which replaces the original ROSS product
without the auto-reset feature, is much more consumer-friendly as a
ROSS kits are available for most automotive and
light truck applications, and in a Quick Connect form for all mid- and
large-size SUVs which feature a 7-wire trailer hitch, including the GM
Avalanche, Suburban, Tahoe, Yukon, Trailblazer, Envoy, Dodge Durango,
Ford Explorer and Ford Expedition, Hudnell added.
"We offer one base kit with brackets specifically
designed for each vehicle application," Hudnell said. "The Quick Connect
feature makes installation of our ROSS obstacle sensing systems an easy
15-minute DIY project."
Rostra's ROSS gives your vehicle an extra measure
of safety. Operating like an extra set of eyes for drivers, the system
uses microwave technology to warn drivers when an obstacle is in their
paths. The driver is alerted through a series of flashing LED lights and
audible beeps that increase in intensity as the object draws closer.
ROSS mounts out of sight behind the vehicle's rear
bumper, and alerts drivers to obstacles up to 12 feet from the rear of
the vehicle. It works in the dark, and in even the poorest weather
conditions like heavy fog, rain or snow.
ROSS has a suggested retail price of $399. It
comes with a three year, 36,000-mile warranty and is made in the U.S.A.
Rostra Precision Controls, headquartered in
Laurinburg, North Carolina, is the leading supplier of vehicle speed
control systems, transmission components and vehicle comfort seating
systems to the global automotive aftermarket industry. The company also
is a leading manufacturer of electronic controls, systems and components
for the original equipment automotive industry. It holds ISO 9001 and QS
It's getting COLDER, so don't fall on the ice and
keep your truck windshield clear and your seat toasty!
The Better Choice for
Safe-Vue is an innovative product that heats the windshield washer fluid for
a cleaner/safer windshield. SAFE-Vue will melt ice, remove road oils, tree
sap and most other dirt or films!
temperature levels to assure a clear windshield.
Melts ice in less than 90
seconds after initial warm up.
Thermostatically controlled to
avoid over heating.
Insulated to give continuously
Eliminates windshield smears.
Demand is Heating Up!
Experience the gentle, therapeutic warmth of Rostra Seat Heaters. Dual-zone
heating for soothing lower back and seat comfort. The therapeutic seat
heater is fast heating providing warmth in less than a minute. Rostra's Seat
Heater features dual-zone heating for soothing lower back and seat comfort,
and works with leather or cloth interiors. Treat yourself to the ultimate in
comfort, by installing both the
Lumbar Support & Therapeutic Seat Heater.
up time provides warmth in less than a minute.
Gently warms both back and
Even heating soothes lower
Detroit has decided to build tall trucks and SUV's.
not the easiest thing to do, backing up a tall truck. I've seen several
backing accidents since moving to the big city of Denver. I was tickled when
I saw the first factory optional back-up sensor on a mini-van. I know they
would be popular and finally get to the truck market. Rostra Obstacle
Sensing System, (ROSS) using the latest microwave motion sensing technology
alerts you from obstacles as far away as 12 feet from your trucks rear. You
will see the three-color LED strip change colors as you get closer along
with the adjustable volume beeper. And it works in snow and mud when the
"other guys" product can't see past the bumper!
The older I get the more I like the
reason I have this wimpy inside desk job is I was too hard on my body the
first 30 years. Having a good lumbar support in your seat makes those long
truck drives a piece of cake! Rostra's adjustable lumbar pneumatic support
is designed to relieve back and neck pain. Know any pain in the necks you
want to get rid of? And it works better than original equipment.
Even with a lead foot, I can't keep my
truck speed constant.
control saves me fuel, fatigue and speeding tickets. I can't remember ever
being able to hold my speed steady without cruise control. I'm just a
daydreamer by nature plus I have to take in all the scenery. I am glad you
can get cruise control with a manual transmission. For along time you
couldn't. Rostra makes a cruise control for you vehicle, whether you need to
replace one or add one.
Rostra makes a great seat heater and washer
fluid heater also. I'll talk about them latter when it's not 95 degrees in
Visit Rostra's website and get
more details about their quality products and join the big companies who
trust them! Buy the Best Controls!
Tell them MrTruck sent you.
The Best Cruise Control,
Heater, Backup Sensor, Plus.
Precision Controls. Ever
back your truck into a little car?
Make backing up to your
trailer easier and safer too. Today's tall trucks and SUV's make it
harder to see your little ones or anything else behind you. Rostra
Obstacle Sensing System alerts you as far away as 12 feet behind you.
Rostra also has cruise control to save you fuel and fatigue. They have
washer fluid heaters,
and OEM replacement parts. Click for more