You’ve already got
gauges for oil pressure, temperature and fuel levels on your dashboard, but
what if your truck could let you know when you aren’t meeting emissions
On Thursday, July
21, the California Air Resources Board is expected to vote on a proposed regulation
that would require all trucks in the state weighing more than 14,000 pounds to
have computer systems that can pinpoint on-the-road emissions problems, the San
Diego Union Tribune reported.
The system would
monitor and alert the driver to problems with fuel, catalysts, exhaust-gas
recirculation, soot filters and cooling, according to the CARB Web site.
The equipment should
cost approximately $130 per truck to equip. If passed, the add-ons would be
phased in beginning in 2010, and would be fully implemented in 2013 model-year
light- and medium-duty trucks in the state are already required to have
on-board monitoring, the Union Tribune reported.