Peterbilt Motors Company ushered in a New Era of Class and Technology with the launch of the all-new digital dash in the new Model 579. The Peterbilt Digital Display fully integrates with electrical and safety systems found on the new 579 including the Bendix Fusion Advanced Driver Assistance System.
The state-of-art 15” Digital Display features a fully customizable user interface (UI), delivering an almost endless combination of digital gauges on the main screen at any one time. Operators control the digital UI through one of three different Drive View Zones. Minimized View eliminates everything but the speedometer and tachometer for minimal driver distraction. Basic View represents traditional information found on analog dashes with Air & Oil Pressure, Fuel & DEF level and Water temperature all prominently displayed along with a speedometer and tachometer. The Enhanced View builds upon the previous views displaying the maximum number of gauges from a list of over 30 information sources. The beauty of the Peterbilt Digital Display is that operators can fine-tune the information shown to suit their individual needs through the easy to use controls found on the all-new steering wheel.
Prior to trip departure the Digital Display has the ability to run through a visual Systems Check, inspecting 13 systems and providing a green checkmark with each passed test. Post-trip, a detailed Trip Information screen provides a breakdown of important metrics of the most recent journey.
The new Model 579 is equipped with industry-leading technologies designed to maximize safety, helping protect the driver and those around the vehicle. Incorporated within the Digital Display, the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) with integrated camera and radar technology enable advanced features, including collision mitigation, overspeed alerts and lane keep assist to be displayed prominently in the center of the display. The Digital Vision System provides drivers vastly enhanced, camera-enabled vision around the truck at all times including at night and during inclement weather. These features lessen the driver’s workload and enhance safety and uptime.
“The Class Leading Technologies found in the new Model 579 are game-changing. The clear and precise information relayed to drivers through the Peterbilt Digital Display, combined with the advanced safety systems found throughout the truck, provide a much higher level of awareness of the truck and its surroundings.” said Jason Skoog, Peterbilt general manager and PACCAR vice president.