Peterbilt is adding Bendix’s Wingman Advanced collision mitigation system to two of its medium-duty trucks, Models 337 and 348.
Bendix Wingman Advanced gives drivers alerts to take evasive action and will actively engage braking if the system detects an imminent collision. It 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.
The system gives the driver an audible warning and displays the warning with an in-dash alert. When cruise is set, the adaptive cruise control can engage the throttle, engine retarder or foundation brakes to maintain a safe following distance.