Bendix, Volvo team up for live safety demonstration

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ELYRIA, Ohio — As the commercial vehicle industry and transportation officials continue to analyze the conditions that led to a variety of rollovers on Canadian highways this summer including four incidents in just eight days in the Toronto Corridor Bendix and Volvo are collaborating to demonstrate the benefits of advanced safety technologies designed to help mitigate rollovers and loss of control.

During a live event at the Waterloo Region Emergency Services Training & Research Complex Oct. 29-31 the companies will be demonstrating safety innovations to fleets, elected officials and the media. The event will feature the Bendix ESP Electronic Stability Program, branded by Volvo as Volvo Enhanced Stability Technology (VEST). Attendees will witness, first-hand, how the technology helps stabilize two test vehicles a tanker and a tractor with a double trailer. The demonstration will show the difference between the stability and safety of vehicles with and without stability systems.

This event is part of an ongoing series taking place across North America to showcase this vital safety technology. The demonstration reinforces our efforts to increase awareness and educate fleets, drivers, and industry leaders about the value of available safety systems such as electronic stability control. Experiencing the technology firsthand is the best way to realize its significance, said Fred Andersky, Bendix marketing manager for electronics. Bendix and Volvo each have a history of commitment to highway safety, and we will continue to work to deliver the critical safety technologies that will help prevent accidents on our highways.

Bendix ESP is offered as standard with no delete option on all Volvo heavy tractors and is an option on Volvo vocation vehicles, such as cement mixers. To view video of Bendix ESP in action, visit

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