Navistar making Bendix ABS, valves, air dryers and compressors standard on International trucks

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Updated Aug 26, 2016

LoneStar_2Navistar has reached a long-term agreement with Bendix, the terms of which include making Bendix ABS-8 Advanced antilock braking system, Bendix valves and Bendix air dryers standard equipment on International trucks.

Trucks equipped with Navistar-branded engines also will get Bendix air compressors standard – the Bendix BA-921 for 13-liter engines and Bendix Tu-Flo for 9- and 10-liter models.

Bendix ESP Electronic Stability Program full-stability system will be standard equipment next year, when the first phase of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) new stability mandate takes effect in August 2017.

Bendix ESP fully meets the new stability mandate of NHTSA, which in June 2015 published its final rule requiring full Electronic Stability Control (ESC) technology on Class 7 and Class 8 truck tractors and motorcoaches with a gross vehicle weight rating of greater than 26,000 pounds. NHTSA will implement the mandate in three phases starting Aug. 1, 2017, for Class 7 and 8 6×4 tractors – a majority of today’s tractors.

International also recently made Bendix’s complete wheel-end package available as an option or standard on a range of its medium- and heavy-duty trucks and buses. Last year, Navistar became the first truck manufacturer to offer Bendix Wingman Fusion, Bendix’s flagship driver assistance system. In addition, the Bendix BlindSpotter Side Object Detection System is available, and Bendix control modules are standard.

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