Kenworth To Offer Bendix Wingman Advanced
March 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
will offer Bendix Wingman Advanced
, a collision mitigation technology, as an option for the Kenworth T660, T680, T700 and T800.
Kenworth will offer Bendix Wingman Advanced for the Kenworth T660, T680, T700 and T800 (above).
Bendix Wingman Advanced provides cruise control with braking features along with collision mitigation technology. The system builds upon the company's full-stability technology, Bendix ESP, to help drivers in collisions, potential rollovers, and loss-of-control situations.
Using a radar sensor mounted to the front of the vehicle, Bendix Wingman Advanced delivers both warnings and active interventions to help drivers mitigate rear-end collisions. The system provides following distance and stationary object alerts, available even if cruise control is engaged.
The adaptive cruise control with braking feature intervenes to help drivers maintain a safe following distance behind a vehicle by reducing throttle, engaging the engine retarder or, if necessary, applying the foundation brakes.
The collision mitigation feature of Bendix Wingman Advanced provides additional interventions by alerting the driver and automatically applying the brakes to help decelerate the vehicle when the system senses a rear-end collision may be imminent. About two-thirds of the available braking power of the vehicle can be delivered through collision mitigation. The driver still maintains control and can add additional braking or steering inputs to help avoid or minimize the collision situation.