Today's Trucking

International makes Bendix Fusion standard

February 13, 2019 by John Smith

International Truck is now offering Bendix Wingman Fusion as standard equipment on all its on-highway tractors, including the LoneStar, LT Series, and RH Series. The system has been an option since 2015. Bendix Wingman Fusion integrates radar, cameras, and vehicle […]


Daimler displays safety-first philosophy in launch

September 18, 2018 by John Smith

HANNOVER, Germany – Safety is the name of the game, and Daimler has clearly raised that game with an array of new features unveiled during the IAA truck show. The latest generation of Europe’s cabover Actros tractor includes no fewer than 60 new features, four of which have made world premiers. But in a launch event branded as “transforming transportation”, the focuses on visibility, pedestrian detection, and automated braking took center stage.


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 […]


Collision mitigation, discs standard on Cascadia

March 8, 2018 by John Smith

Daimler Trucks North America has made the Detroit Assurance 4.0 collision mitigation system and Meritor EX+ L air disc brakes standard on all new Freightliner Cascadia trucks. Detroit Assurance 4.0 safety systems includes adaptive cruise control and active brake assist […]


Bendix upgrading brakes and electronics

September 29, 2017 by John Smith

ATLANTA, GA – “Push them in, the wheels spin.” It’s one of the first things that many driver trainees memorize when learning how to use the yellow tractor protection control valve and red trailer supply valve. Now Bendix is preparing to release a new generation of the controls among a series of new product releases coming in 2018.


Tech is your co-pilot. What’s changed?

August 1, 2017 by John Smith

SCHAUMBURG, IL – Advanced driver assistance systems like the ones that sound an alarm if you’re tailgating — or even apply vehicle brakes automatically — are proving themselves to be more than a novelty.

Schneider has already equipped 12,000 of its trucks with autonomous emergency braking systems that will act if a crash seems imminent. Related collisions have now dropped by 69% and their severity has plunged 95%, says Thomas DiSalvi, the fleet’s vice president – safety and loss prevention. “This is ready for prime time.”

The underlying technologies have clearly come a long way, according to participants in a roundtable hosted this week by the U.S. National Safety Council.


Volvo Trucks adds collision mitigation

May 2, 2017 by John Smith

Volvo has unveiled a collision mitigation system known as Active Driver Assist, which combines information from a camera and radar to offer everything from warnings to emergency braking.


Volvo demonstrates evolution in safety

October 25, 2016 by John Smith

LAURENS, SC – Today’s trucks are undeniably safer than the models that came before them. Cabs are tougher. Stability controls keep wheels on the ground during tight turns. Cameras and radar-based systems can even provide virtual eyes for the road ahead.


International first to make collision mitigation standard

September 26, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

LISLE, Ill – International Truck’s new LT Series on-highway Class 8 tractor gives the company the claim of being the first OEM to make collision mitigation technology standard on a truck.

The LT Series launches this fall.


Detroit Launches Safety Suite

October 30, 2014 by Martin Smith

Here’s Detroit Assurance, a proprietary suite of driver safety systems for Detroit-powered Cascadias



August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Meritor WABCO introduces next-generation lane-departure and radar systems



August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Meritor WABCO’s OnGuard is a radar-based system with active braking



August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

New Wingman system plus trailer ABS diagnostics