Peterbilt announces Bendix Wingman Fusion, SOFTEK NXT for models 579 and 567
DENTON, Texas – Peterbilt announced this week that it is offering the Bendix Wingman Fusion for its 579 and 567 Models.
The Bendix Wingman Fusion is a driver assistance safety system that includes lane departure warning, enhanced collision mitigation and in-lane object recognition.
“Peterbilt is a safety leader and we’re pleased to strengthen that position by offering the most effective, comprehensive safety system available, Bendix Wingman Fusion,” said Robert Woodall, Peterbilt’s assistant general manager of sales and marketing. “Peterbilt trucks come standard with numerous safety features, including front disc brakes and electronic stability control. Additionally, we provide our customers with a strong portfolio of optional safety content and the Wingman Fusion system is a powerful addition to those offerings.”
The system gathers input from radar, video, multiple sensors and the braking system to create a highly detailed in-cab picture of the vehicle’s external operating environment.
“Fusion sets new benchmarks for accurate decision making,” said Scott Newhouse, Peterbilt’s chief engineer. “The optimized communication between safety systems working together takes driver assistance technology to a new level of performance.”
In addition, Peterbilt is pairing the Wingman Fusion system with the stand-alone Bendix Blindspotter side object detection system. The Blindspotter technology provides drivers with visual and audible alerts when vehicles are traveling in the truck’s passenger side blind spot.
Peterbilt also announced the availability of the Hendrickson SOFTEK NXT integrated monoleaf suspension and steer axle system for the Model 579 and the Model 567 with set forward axles.
The next generation integrated steer system saves more than 100 pounds compared to traditional two-leaf spring and I-beam axle systems, benefiting fuel-conscious applications such as tankers and bulk haulers.
“Peterbilt is pleased to strengthen our weight-saving leadership by offering this exclusive, lightweight suspension and axle system,” Woodall said. “This is an exciting addition to our portfolio of lightweight options for the vocational and long-haul segments.”
The Bendix Wingman Fusion, Blindspotter and 12.5K-rated Hendrickson SOFTEK NXT integrated monoleaf suspension and steer axle systems are available now for order through Peterbilt dealers. The 13.2K-rated axle will become available for order by the end of the year.
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