Source: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems announcement
ELYRIA, Ohio – Supporting fleets, drivers, and safer roads for everyone, Bendix® Wingman® Fusion™ with Enhanced Feature Set is now standard safety equipment on the International Trucks LT® Series and RH™ Series, and an option on the MV™ Series, HV™ Series, and HX® Series.
Additionally, International is the first North American truck manufacturer to offer Bendix’s Fusion ACB (Active Cruise with Braking) Stop & Driver Go™ and new Active Steering with Lane Keep Assist capabilities, both available options for the LT and RH Series.
Bendix, the North American leader in the development and manufacture of active safety, air management, and braking system technologies for commercial vehicles, launched Wingman Fusion in 2015, integrating radar, camera, and a vehicle’s brake system to create its flagship driver assistance system. Since then, Bendix has regularly expanded and improved Fusion’s capabilities through advancements such as providing full braking power on the tractor and earlier object detection.
“Navistar’s commitment to providing dependable, efficient, and safe trucks for North America’s professional drivers runs deep – and everyone at Bendix shares that same drive,” said Scott Burkhart, Bendix vice president, sales and marketing. “As an early adopter and longtime supporter of Bendix advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), Navistar continues to be an incredible and valuable partner in commercial vehicle safety, and we’re proud to see our most advanced technologies earning a place on International Trucks.”
“Safety systems play an important role in our DriverFirst™ philosophy, and we strive to ensure our vehicles are equipped with the best features to see drivers home safely when the job is done,” said Charles Chilton, vice president of Navistar Product Strategy and Planning. “Offering these expanded and improved Bendix systems supports that commitment and contributes to a safer transportation environment across North America.”
Multiple Inputs, Greater Capabilities
Using sensors that are working together and not just in parallel, Bendix® Wingman® Fusion™ with Enhanced Feature Set gathers input through radar, video, and the vehicle’s braking system. By combining and cross-checking the information to create a detailed and accurate data picture, Fusion is able to deliver enhanced autonomous emergency braking (AEB) and stationary vehicle braking, along with multilane automatic emergency braking, highway departure braking, and ACB (Active Cruise with Braking) Stop & Driver Go™. The feature will automatically reengage cruise control after an ACB braking event if the vehicle is still above the vehicle’s cruise control set speed. Once at stop, if the driver applies enough throttle, then Fusion can re-accelerate the vehicle to the set cruise control speed so long as there is no object detected ahead.
Additionally, Wingman Fusion can provide full tractor braking when needed for an autonomous emergency braking event to help the driver mitigate a potential crash with the forward vehicle.
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