Bendix buys anti-collision system from Eaton

ELYRIA, Ohio — Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the VORAD (Vehicle On-board Radar) system from Eaton Corp.

The transaction – which closed Dec. 31, 2008 – immediately incorporates the assets associated with VORAD operations to become a part of the electronics business unit of Bendix.

The move will complement the other leading safety technologies such as the Bendix ESP Electronic Stability Program and Adaptive Cruise Control, the company says.

In connection with the transaction, Eaton’s Roadranger marketing organization has entered into an agreement with Bendix to market and support the VORAD system in the North American marketplace.

VORAD, featuring Smartcruise technology, warns drivers via a audible alert to objects up to 500 feet ahead of the vehicle, even around curves, and can track up to 20 vehicles at a time.

In addition, radar-based Blindspotter and Backspotter technologies can also help warn the driver of objects to the side and/or rear of the vehicle.


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