Bendix demos safety technologies

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Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, a provider of active safety and brake system technologies, recently demonstrated its advanced active safety and new fuel-saving air management technologies to fleets, legislators and governmental agencies in Washington, D.C. In its fourth annual demonstration conducted in Washington, D.C., Bendix CVS provided attendees the opportunity to see firsthand how the company’s advanced, active safety technologies help save lives, as well as fuel.

An audience of more than 50 experienced Bendix ESP Electronic Stability Program – a full stability technology designed to help mitigate rollover and loss-of control situations on dry, wet, snow and ice-covered roadways; Bendix Wingman ACB – Active Cruise with Braking, an active safety technology designed to help fleets reduce rear-end collisions by helping drivers maintain safe following distances behind vehicles; and the company’s latest air-management technology, the Bendix Pneumatic Booster System (PBS), which helps improve engine performance while delivering fuel savings and emission reductions.

In addition, guests at the event held at RFK Stadium also received updates on SmarTire by Bendix CVS tire pressure monitoring system, which can help improve fuel economy and reduce tire-related maintenance costs, and Bendix air disc brakes and high-performance drum brakes to aid in improving stopping distances. Bendix air disc brakes and high-performance drum brakes and disc brakes are produced and made available by Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake under the Bendix brand name. Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake is a joint venture between Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems and Dana Commercial Vehicle Products.

“Demos continue to be one of the ways we help a variety of stakeholders experience the performance and potential savings of these various safety and environmentally friendly technologies,” says Fred Andersky, director of marketing – controls. “Full stability, active cruise with braking, air disc brake and other advanced safety technologies all help drivers and fleets contribute to the safety of all of us who travel on the nation’s roadways. PBS and other Bendix air management technologies can provide fuel savings and emission reductions that help us all conserve energy and breathe a little easier. We plan to continue to demonstrate these technologies so people better understand the features and benefits, not only to truckers, but for everyone who shares the road.”

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Event attendees included representatives from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Environmental Protection Agency and the National Transportation Safety Board, along with congressional representatives, fleets and dealers who were able to experience the technologies and gain direct insight regarding how these systems can help fleets improve safety and environmental performance.

“It’s all about offering fleets a full range of highly efficient, meaningful solutions that can improve vehicle operation, while delivering a tangible return in safety performance, environmental responsibility, and the bottom line,” Andersky says. “In return, we all gain from the potential benefits delivered by Bendix technologies – from cleaner air and fuel savings, to safer highways. From the tires to the tractor and trailer, Bendix is building on its commitment to deliver systems to help protect our environment, as well as strong cost-effective active safety solutions that have a real impact for fleets from the cost, revenue, profit and safety performance perspectives. As we work to address the modern safety needs of commercial vehicles, their drivers, and the motorists with whom they share the roadways, we will continue our leadership role in active safety innovations.”