ELYRIA, Ohio –On the merits of improving safety, protecting vehicles, and providing actionable information to fleets, the Bendix® Intellipark® Electronic Parking Brake has earned North American Truck Writers’ recognition as one of the Top 5 new products or technologies of 2019.
Intellipark helps prevent rollaway and runaway crashes by automatically setting the park brakes if the driver forgets. It also offers immediate, driver-friendly benefits such as ease of use – no more stinging button release – and clear indication of parking brake status, while generating data that fleets can employ to enhance their safety programs.
The overall winner of this year’s Jim Winsor Memorial Technical Achievement Award will be announced during the Industry Awards Luncheon at the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition on Feb. 26 in Atlanta. Intellipark technology will be part of the Bendix solutions on display at TMC.
Bendix – the North American leader in the development and manufacture of active safety, air management, and braking system technologies – offers Intellipark through major truck manufacturers and the Bendix Retrofit Upgrade Program. The technology can be used on almost any air-braked vehicle, including tractor-trailers, single-unit trucks, motorcoaches, and school buses.
“When we were developing Bendix® Intellipark®, we aimed to engineer an integrated solution that would deliver multiple benefits from the driver’s seat to the back office to the garage, particularly in areas of safety, performance, and return on investment,” said John Kemer, Bendix vice president and general manager, Controls and Modules. “Earning this recognition from a group of experienced professionals who share our dedication to the trucking industry is truly an honor for everyone on the Bendix team, and we’re incredibly proud to have made the list of this year’s finalists.”
Each year since 1991, editors from the North American trucking trade press corps have honored a new product or technology with a technical achievement award. This year’s finalists were chosen from more than 30 new products nominated by the North American Truck Writers committee. To be eligible, a product or technology must show technical innovation, have a wide applicability and availability in trucking, and offer significant user benefits; and the winner best embodies innovation, vision, technical achievement, and applicability to the industry.