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March 13, 2020 2:15 PM, EDT

Enhanced Bendix System Available in Kenworth Models

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Bendix Commercial Vehicle System’s advanced driver assistance system is available for new heavy- and medium-duty Kenworth trucks, the company announced March 13.

Wingman Fusion now has enhanced features such as highway departure and multilane autonomous emergency braking features. The platform now is available for order on select Kenworth trucks.

“Bendix Wingman Fusion is popular among fleets and truck operators,” Laura Bloch, Kenworth Motor Co.’s assistant general manager for sales and marketing, said in a statement. “The system’s addition of highway departure braking and multilane autonomous emergency braking are important technologies that can benefit our customers.”

 Laura Bloch, Kenworth Motor Co.’s assistant general manager for sales and marketing

Bloch

Bendix noted that its system is standard for the Kenworth T680. The Kenworth T880 vocational leader and Kenworth T270 and T370 conventional medium-duty models will have it as an option.

The highway departure braking feature builds upon the existing lane-departure warning capabilities. It provides auditory and visual alerts to the driver and can even apply the brake if the vehicle leaves the roadway unintentionally.

Multilane autonomous emergency braking is intended to help drivers avoid collisions even when more than one lane is blocked. The system will continue to apply the brakes if needed when it detects forward vehicles blocking the path. — Transport Topics

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