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Peterbilt is adding Bendix Wing­man Ad­vanced to its medium-duty Mod­els 337 and 348, pro­vid­ing col­li­sion mit­i­ga­tion tech­nol­ogy that im­proves safety and in­te­grates with the Bendix ESP full sta­bil­ity sys­tem.

Bendix Wing­man Ad­vanced gives driv­ers alerts to take eva­sive ac­tion and will ac­tively en­gage brak­ing if the sys­tem de­tects an im­mi­nent col­li­sion.

Bendix Wing­man Ad­vanced uses a radar-based sen­sor to help driv­ers keep safe fol­low­ing dis­tances through adap­tive cruise con­trol and to de­tect sta­tion­ary metal­lic ob­jects re­gard­less of darkness, fog, rain, smoke and snow.

When a po­ten­tial haz­ard is de­tected, Bendix Wing­man Ad­vanced gives the op­er­a­tor an au­di­ble warn­ing and dis­plays the warn­ing on an in-dash mo­d­ule that is also the driver in­ter­face with the sys­tem. When cruise is on and speed is set, the adap­tive cruise con­trol fea­ture, de­pend­ing on the sit­u­a­tion, au­to­mat­i­cally en­gages the throt­tle, engine re­tarder or foun­da­tion brakes to main­tain a safe fol­low­ing dis­tance; the col­li­sion mit­i­ga­tion tech­nol­ogy ac­ti­vates by alert­ing the driver and ap­ply­ing the foun­da­tion brakes when the sys­tem de­ter­mines a col­li­sion is im­mi­nent.

Driv­ers can ap­ply ad­di­tional brak­ing and steer­ing, ac­cord­ing to Bendix Com­mer­cial Ve­hi­cle Sys­tems. The com­pany notes that no com­mer­cial ve­hi­cle safety tech­nol­ogy re­places a skilled, alert driver ex­er­cis­ing safe driv­ing tech­niques and proac­tive, com­pre­hen­sive driver train­ing. Re­spon­si­bil­ity for the safe op­er­a­tion of the ve­hi­cle re­mains with the driver at all times.

Bendix Wing­man Ad­vanced is avail­able now for or­der through Peterbilt deal­er­ships.

Detroit has ex­tended the num­ber of fault codes mon­i­tored by the Detroit Con­nect Vir­tual Tech­ni­cian in­te­grated re­mote di­ag­nos­tic sys­tem to in­clude those gen­er­ated by the Detroit As­sur­ance™ suite of safety sys­tems. Avail­able on all Freight­liner Cas­ca­dia and Cas­ca­dia Evo­lu­tion trucks equipped with Detroit heavy duty en­gines, Detroit As­sur­ance is in­te­grated into

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