Peterbilt offering Bendix Wingman as heavy-duty truck option

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ELYRIA, Ohio — Peterbilt is now offering the Bendix Wingman ACB – Active Cruise with Braking as an option for its heavy-duty truck models.

Bendix Wingman ACB is designed to deliver driver-friendly, forward collision warning and mitigation using full vehicle and braking system integration. The technology delivers warnings and proactive interventions to help drivers avoid collisions.

Peterbilt first announced its intent to offer Bendix Wingman ACB this year at the 2010 Mid-America Trucking Show. In July, Bendix Wingman ACB became available for immediate order on a range of Peterbilt models, including the flagship Model 587, with delivery beginning in the fourth quarter of 2010.

“Peterbilt is committed to highway safety, and our choice of Bendix Wingman ACB demonstrates that commitment,” said Landon Sproull, Peterbilt chief engineer. “Peterbilt customers expect the best in performance and quality. We can trust Bendix to help us deliver it.”

In addition to helping drivers in the field, Bendix Wingman ACB provides fleet with data, including following-distance measures and stability interventions that fleets can use in their driver training efforts and fleet operations.

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