The iLIFT® system utilizes a powerful Electronic Control Unit (ECU) to monitor and control the vehicle's ground clearance. The ECU monitors numerous parameters such as ground clearance, vehicle speed and air pressure. It controls the iLIFT® system to raise and lower the vehicle either automatically or upon the driver's command.
The iLIFT® ECU can integrate with the vehicle's existing electronic systems. For example, the vehicle's existing cruise control buttons can be used by the driver to manually raise and lower the iLIFT® system without interfering with the vehicle's existing cruise control functions. This means that the user does not need to take their eyes off the road or their hands off the wheel to manually control the iLIFT® system.
Using the vehicle’s existing cruise control buttons (or optional switches) the driver can easily:
- raise the front of the vehicle;
- raise the front and rear of the vehicle (the iLIFT® system with Front + Rear option);
- lower the vehicle;
- set the maximum operating speed for the iLIFT® system;
- calibrate the sensors for automatic operation (for the iLIFT® system Automatic option); and
- select the mode of operation
The use of cruise control buttons eliminates the need to add a dedicated activation switch to the vehicle, but the ECU can also accept commands from a dedicated switch if cruise control buttons are not available.