Peterbilt this year will make the Bendix Advanced Wingman Fusion — meant to mitigation rear-end collisions — standard equipment on its on-highway Model 579 tractor. Peterbilt made the announcement Wednesday at the Mid-America Trucking Show. The system will be standard starting later this year.
The Wingman Advanced system works in conjunction with Bendix’s Electronic Stability Program and includes in-lane object recognition with alert, adaptive cruise control with braking and collision mitigation braking technology that senses and helps drivers mitigate rear-end collisions. 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.
Bendix Director of Customer Solutions & Marketing Fred Andersky says collision avoidance systems have shown, in some cases, a 70 percent reduction in rear-end collisions and another 70 percent reduction in the severity of accidents in the other 30 percent.