Truck News

  • TMC, FMCSA join forces to promote safety tech

    February 24, 2020 1:13PM by Jack Roberts

    ATLANTA, Ga. — The American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) is working with the U.S. Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA) on a new marketing program aimed at boosting the adoption of safety technology by North American truck

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    Mack Granites incorporate Fusion

    February 5, 2020 10:09AM by John G Smith

    Mack Granites are now available with the next generation of Bendix Wingman Fusion – the camera- and radar-based driver assistance systems. The second generation of the system incorporates automatic emergency braking (AEB) as well as enhanced lane departure warnings.

  • Wabco takes over aftermarket destiny, prepares for future

    January 31, 2020 4:43PM by John G Smith

    GRAPEVINE, Texas – Aftermarket suppliers who wanted Wabco products have long turned to Meritor for the orders. But no longer. As members of the industry gathered during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week, Wabco was standing on its own, having officially ended

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    Wabco adds ADAS retrofit kits

    January 31, 2020 10:24AM by John G Smith

    Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are not limited to trucks rolling directly off the factory floor. Wabco has introduced an Onside ADAS retrofit kit for several new applications. The radar-based system offers a warning when it detects a moving vehicle

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    Active safety systems deliver benefits — when truck drivers leave them alone

    March 25, 2019 12:00AM by James Menzies

    ATLANTA, Ga. – When your job responsibilities include meeting the families of catastrophic accident victims, it’s not hard to see the value in active safety systems. But drivers won’t always leave them alone.

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    Explaining the magic of driver assistance systems (ADAS)

    February 12, 2019 12:00AM by Jim Park

    TORONTO, Ont. — Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are getting better at figuring out what’s going on around a vehicle. Here’s a look at the science behind the magic.

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    Look Ma, No Hands – Truck steering heads into the future

    January 10, 2019 12:00AM by Jim Park

    TORONTO, Ont. — Steering hasn’t been considered a chore since “armstrong” steering went the way of the Caterpillar truck engine. Before hydraulic power steering became commonplace in the 1980s, drivers had to plant their feet firmly on the floor and

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    Wingman Fusion now standard on T680

    July 10, 2018 11:43AM by John G Smith

    Kenworth’s T680 on-highway tractors will now come standard with the Bendix Wingman Fusion advanced driver assistance system. The system combines radar, camera, foundation brakes, and SafetyDirect from Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, providing collision mitigation, lane departure warnings, braking when approaching

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    Peterbilt 579 combined with Fusion

    June 28, 2018 12:05PM by John G Smith

    Bendix Wingman Fusion is now a standard offering on Peterbilt’s 579. Combining camera, radar and braking system, Fusion effectively acts like a driver’s second set of eyes. When necessary it issues alerts, reduces the throttle, and even applies the brakes.

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    Bosch unveils emerging safety, self-driving tech

    May 28, 2018 12:00AM by Jim Park

    FLAT ROCK, Mich. — With technology about to transform transportation as we know it, global automotive technology supplier Bosch is right in the thick of things. The company has an extensive list of partnerships with new and established “mobility” manufacturers extending across automation, connectivity and electrification …