PETERBILT IN­TRO­DUCES BENDIX WING­MAN FU­SION AD­VANCED...

IN­TRO­DUCES BENDIX WING­MAN FU­SION AD­VANCED SAFETY SYS­TEM FOR MOD­ELS

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Peterbilt Mo­tors Com­pany has an­nounced it is now of­fer­ing Bendix Wing­man Fu­sion – an ad­vanced driver as­sis­tance safety sys­tem that in­cludes lane de­par­ture warn­ing, en­hanced col­li­sion mit­i­ga­tion and in-lane ob­ject recog­ni­tion – for its Mod­els 579 and 567.

Wing­man Fu­sion in­te­grates sev­eral proven safety tech­nolo­gies. The sys­tem gath­ers in­put from radar, video, mul­ti­ple sen­sors and the brak­ing sys­tem to cre­ate a highly de­tailed in-cab pic­ture of the ve­hi­cle’s ex­ter­nal op­er­at­ing en­vi­ron­ment.

SOME OF WING­MAN FU­SION’S FEA­TURES IN­CLUDE:

Sta­tion­ary Ve­hi­cle Brak­ing – Op­er­a­tors are given up to 3.5 sec­onds no­tice when the sys­tem de­tects a large, sta­tion­ary, metal­lic ob­ject in the same lane as the truck. If nec­es­sary, when the ob­ject is iden­ti­fied as a sta­tion­ary ve­hi­cle, brakes are au­to­mat­i­cally ap­plied. Lane De­par­ture – When an un­in­tended lane change is de­tected an alert that sounds like a rum­ble strip is ac­ti­vated so the op­er­a­tor can re­main in the cor­rect lane. The alert does not ac­ti­vate if the turn sig­nal is used. Ex­ceed­ing Posted Speed Limit Alert and Ac­tion – When the truck is trav­el­ling more than 25 mph, the sys­tem be­gins read­ing the posted speed limit on stan­dard road­side signs. If the truck is go­ing more than five mph above the posted speed limit, the op­er­a­tor is alerted to slow down. If the truck is trav­el­ling 10 mph or more above the posted speed limit, the op­er­a­tor is alerted and a one sec­ond de-throt­tle is pro­vided to main­tain the driver’s at­ten­tion. En­hanced Col­li­sion Mit­i­ga­tion – With con­stant cross-check­ing of cam­era, radar, and other sen­sors, Wing­man Fu­sion pro­vides sig­nif­i­cantly faster anal­y­sis of po­ten­tial con­di­tions. “Col­li­sion mit­i­ga­tion per­for­mance is greatly en­hanced and re­acts faster than pre­vi­ous sys­tems to avoid or mit­i­gate an im­pact,” said Ne­w­house. Fol­low­ing Dis­tance Alert – When fol­low­ing a ve­hi­cle too closely, au­di­ble and vis­ual alerts will ac­ti­vate un­til a safe fol­low­ing dis­tance is at­tained.

Alert Pri­or­i­ti­za­tion – If mul­ti­ple sys­tem alerts are ac­ti­vated si­mul­ta­ne­ously – such as lane de­par­ture warn­ing and col­li­sion warn­ing – Bendix Wing­man Fu­sion pri­or­i­tizes the alerts and de­liv­ers the most cru­cial alert to the driver to min­i­mize dis­trac­tion.

An added safety of­fer­ing at Peterbilt is pair­ing the Wing­man Fu­sion sys­tem with the stand-alone Bendix Blindspot­ter side ob­ject de­tec­tion sys­tem. The Blindspot­ter tech­nol­ogy pro­vides driv­ers with vis­ual and au­di­ble alerts when ve­hi­cles are trav­el­ing in the truck’s pas­sen­ger side blind spot.

The Bendix Wing­man Fu­sion and Blindspot­ter sys­tems are avail­able now for or­der through Peterbilt deal­ers.

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