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Kenworth makes Bendix Wingman Fusion system standard on T680

The Wingman Fusion system uses cameras and radar to warn drivers of impending rear-end collisions, lane departures and speeding. It also will intervene if necessary and apply brakes to avoid rear-end collisions.

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Continental developing advanced mapping tech that could underpin autonomous trucks

Previewing technologies that it says lay the foundation for autonomous trucks, Continental last week offered a peak into the world of its research and development efforts around next-gen truck tech.

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Tools to help truckers get their jobs done

It's the lucky trucker who has sufficient space in their truck to have all the tools needed to tackle every on-road repair. Often, most folks have to make do with what's at hand. These new tools help maximize use of available space to be sure you're prepared.

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Video: A look at Peterbilt’s electric 579

In this video from Overdrive sister site Commercial Carrier Journal, Peterbilt reps talk how their all-electric 579 works and show off a test drive of the truck.

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Watch: Volvo truck platooning system takes to a public highway

Following up on Wednesday's coverage of Volvo's demonstration of its three-truck platooning system, here's a video featuring Volvo engineers discussing how the system works and its benefits, along with a little footage of the trucks platooning down North Carolina's Highway 540.

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Volvo deploys truck platooning demo on designated autonomy testing highway in N.C.

Volvo’s platooning technology relies on vehicle-to-vehicle communication and advanced driver assist systems (like active braking and advanced cruise control) to enter into a platoon, with the trucks and trailers spaced 1.5 seconds apart -- about 120 feet at 60 mph.

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Watch: Tesla Semi crosses the Golden Gate

This brief, nine-second video posted by Tesla shows its all-electric Semi -- with a trailer in tow -- crossing San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge.

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Arrow Truck Sales relocates in Cincinnati

Arrow Truck Sales' Cincinnati, Ohio, area retail sales office has relocated to 11920 Mosteller Road in Sharonville, Ohio. The new facility is located near the intersections of I-75 and I-275.

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Daimler recalling more than 15,000 Freightliner, Western Star trucks for potential brake issues

The largest of the two recalls affects approximately 14,925 Freightliner and Western Star tractors and Freightliner Custom Chassis equipped with air disc brakes. In a separate notice, DTNA announced it is recalling approximately 581 model year 2012-2019 Western Star 4900 tractors.

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International makes OnCommand system standard, adds Allison transmission options

International Trucks announced last week it is making its OnCommand Connection system standard on its LT Series, RH Series and LoneStar models. The company also announced Monday it is  making the Allison TC10 transmission available as an option on International LT Series.

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