Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems and Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake recently offered legislators and governmental agencies the opportunity to experience its safety technologies firsthand in the nation’s capitol. Bringing its Proving Ground demonstration to RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., Bendix demonstrated how the
company’s products helps improve highway safety, as well as reduce vehicle fuel consumption and improve emissions.
National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Deborah Hersman and Vice Chairman Christopher Hart, U.S. Department of Transportation Research and Innovation Administration Administrator Peter Appel, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Deputy Administrator Bill Bonrott, U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie and representatives of the U.S. Department of Energy were among the officials who attended the demonstrations conducted April 19 and 20.
From the seat of a truck cab, participants witnessed the effectiveness of the Bendix ESP Electronic Stability Program; Bendix Wingman ACB – Active Cruise with Braking; SmarTire by Bendix tire pressure monitoring system; and Bendix ADB22X air disc brakes. Demo attendees also were able to learn more about the Bendix air
management package that offers significant benefits to all engine types and OEMs.
“We are pleased so many of our agency partners and congressional representatives were able to attend this event,” says Fred Andersky, Bendix director of marketing – Controls. “Technology such as full stability, active cruise with braking, and tire pressure monitoring is instrumental in protecting drivers and improving roadway safety, and we look forward to participating in these demonstrations to highlight these technological innovations.”