Source: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems announcement

ELYRIA, Ohio – Bringing the latest in advanced driver assistance technologies to vehicles already in service, several leading-edge capabilities of Bendix® Wingman® Fusion™ with Enhanced Feature Set are now available through the Bendix® Upgrade Program.

Enhanced Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), Enhanced Stationary Vehicle Braking (SVB), and Multi-Lane AEB can be added to trucks equipped with earlier versions of the fleet-proven and road-tested Bendix® Wingman® Fusion™ collision mitigation system.

The upgrades are available for certain models manufactured by International® Trucks, Kenworth Truck Company, Mack® Trucks, Peterbilt Motors Company, and Volvo Trucks NA.

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“The AEB and SVB enhancements build on the original Fusion capabilities and allow for earlier detection, warnings, and – if necessary – interventions,” said TJ Thomas, Bendix director of marketing and customer solutions, Controls. “Multi-Lane AEB was previously unavailable on earlier iterations of Fusion and would be an entirely new feature for helping drivers navigate the challenging situations they encounter on the roads every day.”

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 the capabilities of Fusion through advancements such as providing full braking power on the tractor and earlier object detection. Bendix® Wingman® Fusion™ with Enhanced Feature Set introduced even more improvements beginning in 2019.

Upgrade with Confidence

With locations in more than a dozen U.S. states, the Bendix network of Authorized Upgrade Centers (AUC) includes dealers and distributors that facilitate the installation of the company’s advanced safety systems on existing vehicles.

“While Bendix upgrades are available across a wide range of vehicle makes, models, and years, each individual upgrade is engineered for a specific vehicle to ensure a proper fit and correct operation,” said David Schultz, Bendix director of aftermarket business development. “Although the upgrade process is generally a matter of a few hours, it’s highly technical work to integrate the new capabilities with the equipment already on a vehicle.”

Upgrades are covered by the Bendix warranty program and supported by the company’s post-installation network of driver and technician training materials, VIN tracking, and access to its full complement of technical support resources and tools.

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