International set to become first OEM to make collision mitigation standard with intro of new tractor

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Updated Sep 27, 2016
International is set to introduce its LT Series on-highway Class 8 tractor later this month.International is set to introduce its LT Series on-highway Class 8 tractor later this month.

International Truck is slated to become the first OEM to make a collision mitigation system standard equipment when the Lisle, Ill. truck-maker unveils its LT Series on-highway Class 8 tractor later this month.

Navistar Trucks and Parts President Bill Kozek says the advanced driver assistance safety system will include a combination of collision mitigation and full stability technologies.

“As part of our DriverFirst philosophy, driver safety is paramount when operating a truck and we’re proud to lead the way by integrating a standard solution on the new LT Series, which demonstrates our commitment to drivers, their safety, and their livelihood,” he says.

Bendix Wingman Advanced – the standard solution featured on the new International LT Series – gives drivers following distance and stationary object alerts and brings together adaptive cruise control with collision mitigation braking technology. The full-stability technology, Bendix ESPprovides fleets can help drivers avoid collisions, roll-overs, and loss-of-control situations.

Jason Cannon has written about trucking and transportation for more than a decade and serves as Chief Editor of Commercial Carrier Journal. A Class A CDL holder, Jason is a graduate of the Porsche Sport Driving School, an honorary Duckmaster at The Peabody in Memphis, Tennessee, and a purple belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu. Reach him at [email protected]