December 21, 2016 11:10 AM, EST

Kenworth Makes Bendix Wingman Medium-Duty Option


The Bendix Wingman Advanced collision mitigation system now is available for order as an option for Kenworth Truck Co.'s T270 and T370 medium-duty trucks, the truck maker said.

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The radar-based system delivers adaptive cruise control with braking, along with autonomous emergency-braking technology to help drivers mitigate rear-end collisions, according to Kirkland, Washington-based Kenworth, a unit of Paccar Inc.

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The system delivers alerts to drivers and active interventions, according to Bendix. The system provides following distance, impact and stationary object alerts, which always are 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 by reducing throttle, engaging the engine retarder or, if necessary, applying the foundation brakes.

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems is a unit of Munich-based Knorr-Bremse Group.