DENTON, Texas – Peterbilt has added collision mitigation system Bendix Wingman Advanced to its medium-duty truck models 337 and 348.
“The introduction of Bendix Wingman Advanced further establishes Peterbilt as a safety leader,” said Scott Newhouse, Peterbilt chief engineer. “This collision mitigation technology will enhance safety for our customers operating medium-duty trucks, which are often used in congested urban areas or jobsites. It complements existing safety features, such as Bendix ESP, to help maintain vehicle stability during hard braking and assists the driver in operating safely with automation when needed.”
Wingman Advanced gives drivers alerts through an audible warning to take evasive actions to avoid a collision, and will actively engage braking if an impending collision is detected.
The system uses radar sensors to aid drivers with safe traveling distances through adaptive cruise control and to detect stationary metallic objects in all types of weather conditions, including fog, rain, snow, smoke and at night.
Peterbilt offers Bendix Wingman Fusion in its heavy-duty models 579 and 567.