Peterbilt adding remote diagnostics, Bendix Wingman Fusion to medium duty line

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Updated Mar 7, 2019

Peterbilt announced the expansion of factory-installed, fully integrated remote diagnostics to the company’s medium duty product line at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis Tuesday.

As of this month, Peterbilt’s SmartLINQ will be available for order on Models 348, 337, 330 and 325 when equipped with a Paccar PX Engine or a natural gas engine. A two-year subscription is included with the SmartLINQ option.

Through the SmartLINQ platform, when a diagnostic code is generated, a notification is produced with details regarding the severity, urgency, recommended actions and other pertinent information needed for a fleet manager to make informed service decisions to maximize uptime.

Also Tuesday, Peterbilt announced the availability of Bendix Wingman Fusion for its medium duty Models 348 and 337 beginning this fall.

The optional collision mitigation system integrates camera and radar technology to enable advanced collision mitigation features including object detection, lane departure warning and overspeed alerts.

Wingman Fusion’s advanced features, says Peterbilt’s medium duty marketing manager Kim Lawton, are ideal for the congested urban environments that many Peterbilt medium duty customers operate in. These features include:

• Enhanced Collision Mitigation: When triggered by a slower moving or stationary vehicle ahead, sensors from Wingman Fusion’s integrated video, radar, and brake system generate a fast analysis to mitigate possible front end collisions, rollovers, and loss-of-control situations.

• Object Detection: When Wingman Fusion can definitively identify a large, stationary, in-lane, metallic object the system will alert the driver. Then, if necessary, the system will automatically apply the vehicle’s brakes.

• Lane Departure Warning: The camera system can recognize when the driver is making an unintended lane change, and alert the driver to return to the correct lane.

“Safety systems like Wingman Fusion are not intended to be a replacement for skilled drivers or safe driving habits,” Lawton adds. “They are intended to complement the safe drivers that remain the heart of transportation industry.”