Kenworth will add the Bendix® Wingman® Advanced™ system as an option for the medium duty Kenworth T270 and T370.
Bendix Wingman Advanced is a radar-based collision mitigation system that delivers adaptive cruise control with braking, along with autonomous emergency braking technology to help drivers mitigate rear-end collisions.
Using a radar sensor mounted to the front of the vehicle, Bendix Wingman Advanced delivers both warning alerts to drivers and active interventions. The system provides following distance, impact and stationary object alerts, which are always available – whether or not cruise control is engaged. When drivers engage cruise control and set speed, the system will actively intervene to help them maintain a safe following distance behind a forward vehicle by reducing throttle; engaging the engine retarder; or, if necessary, applying the foundation brakes.
“Bendix Wingman Advanced is a proven system that can deliver performance on the road, data for improved fleet management and a quick return on investment for the fleet. The system can help avoid collisions not only on the freeway, but also in urban driving conditions experienced by medium duty truck operators,” said Jason Skoog, Kenworth assistant general manager for sales and marketing. “This Bendix technology system is already popular with our Class 8 fleet customers, and we expect significant interest from Kenworth T270 and T370 operators.”
Bendix Wingman Advanced builds upon the full-stability technology of Bendix® ESP® (Electronic Stability Program) to provide fleets and truck operators with a system that can help drivers avoid potential in collisions, rollovers, and loss-of-control situations.
According to Bendix, its driver assistance technologies are designed to complement safe drivers, safe driving practices, and proactive driver training programs, not replace them. Responsibility for the safe operation of the vehicle remains with the driver at all times.
For more information about Bendix full-stability systems, call Bendix at 1-800-AIR-BRAKE or visit www.safertrucks.com/solutions.
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