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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Here’s Detroit Assurance, a proprietary suite of driver safety systems for Detroit-powered Cascadias
Meritor WABCO introduces next-generation lane-departure and radar systems
Meritor WABCO’s OnGuard is a radar-based system with active braking
New Wingman system plus trailer ABS diagnostics