Kenworth announced Wednesday the Bendix Wingman Advanced collision mitigation system will be standard on the on-highway Kenworth T680 starting in July.
The radar-based collision mitigation system delivers adaptive cruise control with braking, along with autonomous emergency braking technology to help drivers mitigate rear-end collisions.
Earlier this year, Kenworth also made the Bendix ESP Electronic Stability Program standard on T680 and T880 models. In 2016, Kenworth introduced the Bendix Wingman Fusion driver assistance system as an option for the Kenworth T680 and T880, and added Bendix Wingman Advanced as an option for Kenworth T270 and T370 medium duty trucks.
Using a radar sensor mounted to the front of the vehicle, Bendix Wingman Advanced delivers both warning alerts to drivers and active interventions. The system provides following distance, impact and stationary object alerts, which are always available.
Allison TC10 automated manual transmission available on T680, T880
Kenworth also announced Wednesday the company will offer the Allison TC10 fully automatic transmission as an option on its T680 and T880 models later this year.
Designed for line haul, regional haul, and pick-up and delivery tractor applications, the TC10 features 10 forward and two reverse speeds. A patented torque converter and twin countershaft gearbox optimize acceleration while improving fuel economy through engine down-speeding and uninterrupted power shifting in all ranges. The TC10 is integrated with multiple engine offerings and will be offered by Kenworth for applications requiring torque up to 1,850 lb.-ft. and up to 110,000-lb GCW.
The Allison TC10 offers a comprehensive five-year or 750,000-mile warranty. Additionally, customers can expect a superior total cost of ownership with no maintenance required for 500,000 miles.
Kenworth also plans to make Bendix’s Wingman Advanced system standard on the T680 as of July 1.