Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems announced that it is the recipient of the Frost & Sullivan 2011 North American Product Leadership of the Year Award in the Commercial Vehicle Safety Systems Market. Recognizing Bendix for its efforts in the North American advanced commercial vehicle safety technology market, Frost & Sullivan honored Bendix for the company’s Bendix Wingman Advanced collision mitigation technology.
Bendix Wingman Advanced, an evolution of the company’s Bendix Wingman ACB – Active Cruise with Braking technology, is designed to deliver adaptive cruise control with braking features, along with collision mitigation technology. The Wingman technology builds upon the company’s full-stability technology – Bendix ESP (Electronic Stability Program) – providing fleets with a system that can help drivers in collision, rollover and loss-of-control situations.
Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis and extensive secondary research in order to identify best practices in the industry. In determining the Product Leadership of the Year Award, Frost & Sullivan measured products against five benchmarking criteria: features and functionality, innovation, acceptance in the marketplace, customer value enhancements and quality.
According to Frost & Sullivan, the Bendix Wingman Advanced system earned the award because it takes the integrated safety systems market to the next level by combining three critical active safety technologies – adaptive cruise control with braking, electronic stability control and forward collision mitigation braking and warning – into a single unit. Frost & Sullivan also cited full-stability control offered by the Bendix ESP platform and stationary object detection.
“Bendix is honored to receive this prestigious award from Frost & Sullivan,” says Kevin Romanchok, product line director – electronics at Bendix. “We believe the Bendix Wingman Advanced solution is the latest step forward in commercial vehicle safety. It further demonstrates the company’s commitment to the safety of our nation’s roadways, while delivering cost-effective active safety solutions that help fleets and drivers, especially in the current CSA environment.”