Kenworth now offers the Bendix® Wingman® Fusion™ advanced driver assistance system as standard equipment for its T680 on-highway flagship.
Bendix Wingman Fusion integrates and advances a proven suite of Bendix safety technologies – radar, camera, the vehicle’s foundation brake system, and SafetyDirect® by Bendix CVS – into a comprehensive Kenworth driver assistance system.
Built on the Bendix, ESP® full stability program, Wingman Fusion offers enhanced collision mitigation, lane departure warning, stationary vehicle braking, and overspeed alert & action. This combination typically enables the system to assess a situation faster and react earlier, alerting the driver and decreasing the vehicle’s speed by up to 40 percent more than Bendix® Wingman® Advanced™, while also reducing instances of false alerts and false interventions.
“Kenworth continues to roll out technologies that benefit our customers and enhance safety. We began offering Bendix Wingman Fusion as a Kenworth T680 option two years ago. The system has proven to be a popular choice among fleets and truck operators,” said Kurt Swihart, Kenworth marketing director. Bendix Wingman® Fusion is also available as an option for the vocational leader Kenworth T880, and on the medium duty Kenworth T270 and T370 models.
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 the full range of Bendix driver assistance technologies, call Bendix at 1-800-AIR-BRAKE or visit www.safertrucks.com/solutions.