ELYRIA, Ohio –Kenworth Truck Company revealed recently that it is expanding its availability of BendixWingmanAdvanced– a collision mitigation technology – to two models in its medium-duty line.
Going forward, the active safety technology will be a factory-installed option on the Kenworth T270 and T370 models.
The Bendix Wingman Advanced features adaptive cruise control with braking, along with autonomous emergency braking (AEB) technology to help drivers mitigate rear-end collisions. Since 2012, Kenworth has offered Wingman Advanced as an option on select Class 8 models.
“Expanding the availability of Wingman Advanced to Kenworth’s medium-duty vehicles is another vote of confidence in the system – and another milestone in Bendix’s long relationship with Kenworth,” said Scott Burkhart, Bendix vice-president – sales, marketing, and business development. “Fleets and drivers put their trust in Kenworth trucks, and Bendix is there with proven technologies that help everyone on the roads get to where they’re going more safely.”
“Our experience with Bendix Wingman Advanced on Kenworth’s Class 8 vehicles has demonstrated that it’s a proven system delivering performance on the road, data for the office, and a quick ROI for the fleet,” added Kurt Swihart, Kenworth marketing director. “Adding Wingman Advanced as a safety option for medium-duty vehicles makes good sense and gives our fleet customers and their drivers in that segment the opportunity to benefit from it.”