Today Peterbilt Motors Company announced the availability of Bendix® Wingman® Fusion™ advanced driver assistance system for its medium duty Models 348 and 337.
The optional collision mitigation technology from Bendix is available beginning in the fall of 2019. The system integrates camera and radar technology to enable advanced collision mitigation features including object detection, lane departure warning and overspeed alerts. These features contribute to lessen the driver’s workload, helping to enhance overall safety and increasing uptime.
“Peterbilt has long been a leader in safety for the commercial vehicle industry and offering advance driver assistance systems for medium duty products is a further testament to that commitment,” said Peterbilt’s medium duty marketing manager Kim Lawton. “Driving uptime is one of our core missions and it is also a top of mind purchase driver for Peterbilt customers. Wingman Fusion helps reduce driver fatigue, increases uptime and drives profitability for our medium duty customers.”
Wingman Fusion’s advanced features are ideal for the congested urban environments that many Peterbilt medium duty customers operate in. These features include:
Enhanced Collision Mitigation: When triggered by a slower moving or stationary vehicle ahead, sensors from Wingman Fusion’s integrated video, radar, and brake system generate a fast analysis to mitigate possible front end collisions, rollovers, and loss-of-control situations.
Object Detection: When Wingman Fusion can definitively identify a large, stationary, in-lane, metallic object the system will alert the driver. Then, if necessary, the system will automatically apply the vehicle’s brakes.
Lane Departure Warning: The camera system can recognize when the driver is making an unintended lane change, and alert the driver to return to the correct lane.
Added Lawton, “Safety systems like Wingman Fusion are not intended to be a replacement for skilled drivers or safe driving habits. They are intended to complement the safe drivers that remain the heart of transportation industry.”
You are invited to visit Peterbilt in booth #1811 at the NTEA Work Truck Show to learn more.
Peterbilt Motors Company, located in Denton, Texas, has a global reputation for superior quality, industry leading design, innovative engineering and fuel efficient solutions, and is recognized as the “Class” of the industry.
Peterbilt provides a comprehensive array of aftermarket support programs through its 380-plus North American dealer locations that complement its full lineup of on-highway, vocational and medium duty products, including alternative fuel vehicles. Peterbilt offers industry leading service and support, including SmartLINQ connected truck technologies, expedited Rapid Check diagnostic services, the Red Oval certified used truck program, automated parts inventory replenishment and 24/7 complimentary Customer Assistance through 1-800-4-Peterbilt.
For more information about Peterbilt, visit www.peterbilt.com. Peterbilt is a PACCAR Company, traded
publicly on the NASDAQ as PCAR.