Collision Avoidance Technology

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July 20, 2017

Bendix-Based Safety System Standard on Volvo VNL and VNR Models

Bendix has announced that for the first time in North America, the camera- and radar-based collision mitigation technology of its Wingman Fusion vehicle safety system is now standard equipment on certain heavy-duty trucks.

July 11, 2017

Volvo Makes Active Driver Assist Standard on VNR, VNL

Volvo Trucks North America has announced that Volvo Active Driver Assist is now standard equipment on the new Volvo VNR and VNL series trucks, a system that includes Bendix’s Wingman Fusion collision mitigation system.

May 18, 2017

Are Your Brakes up to Snuff?

With all the advantages provided by today’s advanced safety systems, what a shame it would be if they couldn’t live up to their potential because of poorly maintained foundation brakes or inadequate friction material.

May 4, 2017

Kenworth Offers OnGuardActive on T680, T880

The Meritor Wabco OnGuardActive radar-based safety system is now available as an option on Kenworth T680 and T880 models.

March 29, 2017

Ryder Adds Safety Tech to Standard Rental-Truck Spec

Ryder System has announced that all new vehicles coming into its commercial rental fleet will be spec'ed with such safety technologies as forward-looking radar and collision-mitigation systems.

March 27, 2017

When Safety Comes From the Top

For J&M Tank Lines, safety technology is simply a tool in its quest to make sure drivers get home safely.

March 22, 2017

An Automated Future, First, Bendix Says

A future filled with fully autonomous cars and trucks remains a long way away, Bendix leaders said in a sit-down at the Mid-America Trucking Show. Jack Roberts has more in his Truck Tech blog.

March 22, 2017

Kenworth Makes Bendix Wingman Advanced Standard for T680

Ahead of the upcoming Mid-America Trucking Show, Kenworth has announced that the Bendix Wingman Advanced collision mitigation system will be standard on the T680, beginning July 1.

February 7, 2017

Mitsubishi Fuso Offers Mobileye Safety System on FE and FG Trucks

For model year 2017, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America will offer optional Mobileye collision-avoidance systems on its FE and FG Series trucks.

January 24, 2017

Truck Crash Survivor Awarded $15 Million in Civil Suit

A survivor of a truck crash that renewed calls for mandating collision avoidance systems on heavy trucks when it killed five nursing students from Georgia Southern University has been awarded $15 million in a civil suit against the trucking company.

January 17, 2017

Penske Adds Standard Tech, Safety System to Rental Fleet

Penske Truck Rental is making collision avoidance systems and air disc brakes its standard spec on commercial tractors within its rental fleet.

December 16, 2016

Bendix Wingman Advanced Available to Order on Kenworth T270, T370

The Bendix Wingman Advanced system is now available for order as an option on Kenworth T270 and T370 medium-duty trucks.

November 2, 2016

Peterbilt Adds Bendix Collision Mitigation to Medium-Duty Models

Peterbilt is adding the Bendix Wingman Advanced collision mitigation technology to its medium-duty Model 337 and 348 trucks.

October 24, 2016

Volvo Demos Active Driver Assist, Available on VN Series

Called Wingman Fusion by Bendix, the system uses radar and a forward-facing camera to detect and identify obstacles ahead, then warn the driver and soon apply the brakes.

October 7, 2016

Kenworth Offers Bendix Wingman Advanced Option for T270, T370

Kenworth will add the Bendix Wingman Advanced collision mitigation system as an option on its medium-duty Kenworth T270 and T370 trucks.

October 5, 2016

Volvo Integrates Advanced Collision Mitigation Into Dash Display

System readouts are integrated into the driver information display on the dash, so no additional display units or prep kits are needed.

September 23, 2016

International Makes Collision Mitigation Standard on LT Series Trucks

International Truck has announced that its upcoming LT Series on-highway Class 8 tractor will come standard with an advanced driver assistance safety system that includes collision mitigation and stability technologies.

August 18, 2016

Bendix Highlights Newest Advanced Safety System

Trucking journalists recently got an up-close demonstration of Bendix’s new Wingman Fusion integrated vehicle safety system, which uses advanced, high-speed computers, fully integrated safety systems and image-recognition cameras to give drivers fewer false alarms and faster responses in critical situations.

June 29, 2016

Wabco, ZF Unveil Advanced Braking and Steering Technology [VIDEO]

Automated collision avoidance is several steps closer to reality. At a demonstration event held in Germany on Wednesday, ZF and Wabco revealed a prototype collision avoidance technology for commercial vehicles called Evasive Maneuver Assist.

June 29, 2016

ATA: Trucking Invests $9.5 Billion in Safety Annually

The trucking industry invests at least $9.5 billion in safety every year, according to a new report by the American Trucking Associations.

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