Methode’s magnetoelastic tow load sensor is multifunctional and can be implemented in various configurations for deriving the tow force vectors acting on a vehicle or trailer.

Advantages of the tow load system include:

Tongue Load:

  • Vehicle limit notification
  • Unsafe trailer load distribution
  • Load shift notification

Tow Load:

  • Vehicle limit notification
  • Trailer brake control (closed loop)
  • Trailer sway control
  • Low/flat trailer tire notification
  • Check trailer brake notification
  • Trailer obstruction detection
  • Shift point optimization
  • Fuel Economy / Emissions
  • Improved Adaptive Cruise
  • Improved Hill Assist