Kenworth will add the Bendix Wingman Advanced collision mitigation system as an option on its medium-duty Kenworth T270 and T370 trucks.
Wingman Advanced is a radar-based system that delivers adaptive cruise control with braking, along with autonomous emergency braking technology to help drivers avoid rear-end collisions.
Using a radar sensor mounted to the front of the vehicle, Bendix Wingman Advanced delivers warning alerts to drivers and active interventions. The system provides following distance, impact and stationary object alerts, which are always available – whether or not cruise control is engaged.
When drivers engage cruise control and set speed, the system will actively intervene to help them maintain a safe following distance behind a forward vehicle by reducing throttle; engaging the engine retarder; or, if necessary, applying the foundation brakes.
“Bendix Wingman Advanced is a proven system that can deliver performance on the road, data for improved fleet management and a quick return on investment for the fleet,” said Jason Skoog, Kenworth assistant general manager for sales and marketing. “The system can help avoid collisions not only on the freeway but also in urban driving conditions experienced by medium duty truck operators.”