Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems and Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake held a demonstration event in Phoenix last month to educate the industry on its active safety technologies.

At the Phoenix International Raceway, Bendix demonstrated how the company's technologies help improve highway safety, as well as reduce vehicle fuel consumption and improve emissions.

Participants were able to climb into the truck cab to test the Bendix ESP Electronic Stability Program; the Bendix TABS-6 Advanced Trailer Roll Stability system; Bendix Wingman ACB - Active Cruise with Braking; SmarTire by Bendix tire pressure monitoring system; and Bendix ADB22X air disc brakes.

Nearly 50 individuals representing fleets, dealers, insurance and educators in the southwest U.S. trucking community attended the demonstration. A special session was conducted for members of the Arizona Trucking Association, which included an overview presentation of the Bendix safety solutions portfolio along with ride-and-drive demonstrations showcasing key aspects of these technologies.

"Demonstrations allow Bendix the opportunity to truly show how critical advanced safety technology is to the safety of our nation's roadways, as well as delivering a tangible benefit to fleets and their drivers," said Fred Andersky, Bendix director of marketing for controls.