Firestone Industrial Products Co. LLC introduces an Air Command Android app that will allow users to remotely adjust the amount of air in their vehicle’s Firestone air helper springs by turning their smart phone into the controller.
According to a press release, the new app works with Firestone’s Android Air Command kit that, like existing Air Command kits, is designed to provide an instant air source to the company’s line of suspension solutions.
To use, truck owners can purchase the Android Air Command kit, which comes with an updated Electronic Control Unit (ECU) that is specifically designed to work with Android applications. Then simply download the Air Command app.
“Our Air Command app is a functional option for many enthusiasts who use their smart phones as an extension of their vehicle’s products and accessories,” said Todd Green, regional sales manager, Firestone Industrial Products, Ride-Rite division. “By turning your smart phone into the controller, we’re giving drivers yet another convenient way to adjust the air pressure in their air helper springs.”
Firestone’s Air-Rite Air Control Systems allow users to adjust the ride of their air suspension products for various load and road conditions. The Air Command app lets the smart phone control the amount of air in the air helper springs from up to 25 feet away, letting drivers visually inspect a vehicle’s ride height while it is loaded.
In addition, the system’s ECU is sealed to protect it from environmental factors like rain and dust, so it can be mounted outside the vehicle without having to draw wires into the cab.