Rhino Products has launched its rear step parking sensor integration product, Connect+, for the Renault Master and Vauxhall Vivaro platforms.
Rear vehicle steps are a useful accessory for many van users, providing a safe and secure platform to enter the vehicle, as well as access the roof.
Reversing sensors for commercial vehicles have been an expectation for many years now. However, making alterations to introduce an external step with parking detection technology has previously been a time-consuming process, often requiring specialist knowledge, rewiring and additional expenditure.
Connect+ has been designed to solve this problem by integrating each OEM sensor into the step via a ‘plug and play’ cable. The existing (OEM) sensors are removed from the van, before reconnecting these sensors directly into the Rhino Products step. The wiring loom is then reconnected into the vehicle, and blanking plugs are provided to fill the space where the OEM sensors were previously located. The vans sensors then work as normal, with the added reassurance that the step at the rear of the vehicle is also protected when reversing.
The solution is now available for Rhino’s AccessStep, TowStep and TowStep Duo. This latest announcement means that Connect+ is available for the Renault Master, Nissan NV400, Vauxhall Movano, as well as the Vauxhall Vivaro, Citroën Dispatch, Fiat Scudo, Peugeot Expert, and Toyota Proace.