Kenworth to offer Bendix safety technologies as options

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Updated Jun 13, 2012

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, a developer and manufacturer of active safety and braking system technologies, announced that Kenworth Truck Co. plans to offer Bendix Wingman Advanced – A Collision Mitigation Technology, and the SmarTire Tire Pressure Monitoring System by Bendix CVS later this year as options on select Class 8 trucks.

Bendix Wingman Advanced is designed to deliver active cruise control with braking features, along with collision mitigation technology. SmarTire technology from Bendix is designed to continuously monitor the pressure and temperature of each tire on a commercial vehicle to provide real-time tire status information to the driver or maintenance technician.

“Just as Bendix is committed to providing fleets, owner-operators and drivers with highly proactive safety technologies, so is Kenworth, and the company’s choice of Bendix solutions reinforces that dedication,” says Scott Burkhart, Bendix vice president and general manager, Controls group. “We are pleased that Kenworth has expressed trust in Bendix to provide the leading cost-effective technologies its customers have come to expect – technologies that will help them succeed in today’s challenging CSA (Compliance, Safety, Accountability) environment.”

“Kenworth continually strives to offer the best in safety advances to its customers, and both Bendix Wingman Advanced and SmarTire TPMS reflect that effort,” says Eric Johnson, Kenworth on-highway marketing manager.