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Bendix enhances air disc brake

March 25, 2019 by John Smith

Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake is improving its ADB22X air disc brake. A new adjustment mechanism has been designed to protect against vibrations, while improving the running clearance between the friction and rotor. The new disc brake also boasts longer pad […]

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Bendix offers safety system retrofits

March 25, 2019 by John Smith

Bendix has unveiled updates to its safety systems, including a new retrofit program. Bendix Wingman Fusion, Wingman Advanced, VORAD VS-500, AutoVue lane departure warning, Blindspotter side object detection, and SafetyDirect can all be retrofit under the new program. The Bendix […]

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Bendix offers value-priced disc brake pad kit

February 12, 2019 by John Smith

Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake has added the BA235 air disc brake pad kit to support buyers such as second or third vehicle owners. The product offers a lower-cost option while retaining performance, warranty, and post-sales support that Bendix customers have […]

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Bendix unveils reman brake calipers

January 28, 2019 by John Smith

Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake is now offering remanufactured air disc brake calipers, promising a combination of price advantages along with performance, warranty, and post-sales support. Air disc brakes have been available in North America for about 15 years and are […]

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Keep Connected: Maintenance tips for electronic and electric truck systems

November 27, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. — The ever-growing number of sensors and electrical systems mean vehicle components are more interconnected than ever before – adding a layer of complexity to troubleshooting efforts, and requiring a broader approach to diagnostic procedures.

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Continental Divide: The differences between European and North American trucks

November 14, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. — The manufacturers of North American and European trucks are more closely aligned than ever. But as close as the companies have drawn together, the equipment itself can appear a world apart. Different regulations are just one reason.

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Wingman Fusion being updated

September 11, 2018 by John Smith

Bendix has announced software updates to its Wingman Fusion collision mitigation system, enhancing its stopping power and helping drivers navigate stop-and-go traffic. The updates also add highway departure braking and active cruise with braking auto-resume functionality. Current customers will be […]

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Blindspotter vision improves

September 11, 2018 by John Smith

Bendix BlindSpotter features, which help to detect objects at the side of a vehicle, are being upgraded. The upgraded puck-shaped radar sensors can alert drivers about vehicles in adjacent lanes on the passenger side of the tractor-trailer. The radar features […]

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Bendix making parking brakes intelligent

September 11, 2018 by John Smith

Bendix is looking to make traditional red and yellow parking brake controls a thing of the past, with an electronic version that will automatically set the brakes if drivers forget.

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Stop and Think: Strategies to avoid brake violations

September 7, 2018 by John Smith

Despite steady enforcement initiatives such as Brake Safety Day, a part of the CVSA’s Operation Airbrake Program, brake-related defects continue to be a leading cause of out-of-service violations. But fleet maintenance departments have a direct impact on a fleet’s violation rate, since routine maintenance can prevent many of the defects found at roadside.

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Wingman Fusion now standard on T680

July 10, 2018 by John Smith

Kenworth’s T680 on-highway tractors will now come standard with the Bendix Wingman Fusion advanced driver assistance system. The system combines radar, camera, foundation brakes, and SafetyDirect from Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, providing collision mitigation, lane departure warnings, braking when approaching […]

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All Kenworth T680 axles get discs

July 9, 2018 by John Smith

Kenworth T680 tractors will now come equipped with Bendix ADB22X air disc brakes on all axles, rather than the steer axles alone. At highway speeds, a tractor with disc brakes on every axle will stop about 15 feet sooner than […]

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T680 trucks go all disc

June 28, 2018 by John Smith

Bendix ADB22X rear air disc brakes are now standard on Kenworth T680 on-highway tractors, adding to their existing standard position on front axles. Brake features include a two-pin floating caliper design that distributes consistent braking forces. And disc brakes also […]

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Wingman Fusion standard on Peterbilt 579

June 28, 2018 by John Smith

Bendix Wingman Fusion is now a standard offering on Peterbilt’s 579. Combining camera, radar and braking system, Fusion effectively acts like a driver’s second set of eyes. When necessary it issues alerts, reduces the throttle, and even applies the brakes. […]

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Bendix discs standard on HV, HX trucks

June 26, 2018 by John Smith

Bendix ADB22X air disc brakes are now standard equipment on International’s HV and HX Series trucks, used for severe-service applications. The lineups include the HV507, HV607, HV513, and HV613, as well as the HX515, HX520, HX615, and HX620 models.