LOUISVILLE, KY. Webasto Product North America introduced its non-idling sleeper berth cooling system, dubbed BlueCool Truck, this afternoon at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

The patent-pending system is based on a cold storage cell that is charged during the daytime while the truck is in operation. At night, the system runs separately from the vehicle’s air conditioner, using a small amount of electricity to circulate coolant and run four quiet fans, Webasto said.

The 17,000 Btu cold storage unit has demonstrated the ability to cool a truck’s sleeper cab to below 70º F for approximately nine hours--even in 90º F ambient temperatures, Webasto added.

The system was designed to be a cooling solution for present and future anti-idling regulations aimed at heavy-duty vehicles. Production will begin this summer.

For more information, visit www.webasto.us.