Navistar has announced that International DuraStar and WorkStar medium-duty and severe-service trucks now offer the latest advancements in electronic stability control technology. International brand medium-duty and severe-service vehicles offer the Bendix ESP Electronic Stability Program, which is designed to deliver full-stability performance for a variety of applications – from ambulance and fire trucks to utility, government and construction vehicles.
Bendix ESP is an ABS-based truck stability system designed to recognize and assist with both rollover and vehicle under- and over-steer driving situations and a variety of road conditions. The system is designed to monitor a variety of vehicle parameters and sensors continuously to determine if the vehicle is reaching a critical stability threshold; when such a situation develops, the Bendix ESP system will intervene quickly and automatically to assist the driver. The system is designed to apply vehicle brakes selectively, as well as dethrottle the engine typically faster than the driver.
“From snowplows and utility trucks to mixers and construction vehicles, truck customers are constantly looking for ways to prevent crashes and improve the safety of their fleet,” says Jim Hebe, senior vice president of North American sales operations for Navistar, based in Warrenville, Ill. “With this latest stability system, we can provide maximum rollover mitigation and help prevent loss-of-control situations that often result in rollovers on dry, wet, snow- and ice-covered roads.”