Eaton Sells Vorad to Bendix

January 05, 2009

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Eaton announced today it has sold its Vorad (Vehicle On-Board Radar) system to Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems.
Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

In connection with the transaction, Eaton's Roadranger Marketing organization has entered into an agreement with Bendix to continue to market and support the Vorad system in the North American marketplace.

The Vorad Collision Warning System is a radar-based collision warning system used by commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturers, major trucking fleets and specialty vehicle manufacturers. Featuring Smartcruise technology, the system employs warnings that alert the driver to objects up to 500 feet ahead of the vehicle, even around curves, and can track up to 20 vehicles at a time. In addition, radar-based Blindspotter and Backspotter technologies can also help warn the driver of objects to the side and/or rear of the vehicle.

Bendix says the move will complement the company's other safety technologies, such as the Bendix ESP Electronic Stability Program and Bendix Adaptive Cruise Control. This is the second acquisition Bendix has completed in the closing months of 2008 to advance its position as a key provider of commercial vehicle safety technologies.

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