Mack Trucks Offers Advanced Collision Avoidance Technology
October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Mack Trucks expanded its safety offer for on-highway customers with the addition of a collision mitigation technology, which can help avoid rear-end collisions.
Bendix Wingman Advanced collision mitigation technology is now an option on all Mack Pinnacle highway models.
The Wingman Advanced system provides adaptive cruise control with braking that actively intervenes to help drivers maintain a safe following distance by reducing the throttle; engaging the engine retarder; or, if necessary, applying the foundation brakes to help avoid collisions or at least lessen the severity.
The system uses a radar sensor mounted to the front of the vehicle, which provides audible warnings, and active interventions to help reduce the potential for a rear-end collision.
The system is always available above approximately 10 mph, even if cruise control is not set, and provides following distance and stationary object alerts. The driver, of course, still maintains control of the vehicle and can add additional braking or steering inputs to help avoid or minimize the collision situation.