Peterbilt Motors Co. has announced that it will begin offering the Bendix Wingman Fusion safety system as a factory-installed option on Models 579 and 567 highway tractors and vocational trucks.
Wingman Fusion is a radar- and camera-based safety system that combines and cross-checks information from multiple sources to deliver enhanced rear-end collision mitigation, alerts when speeding, and braking on stationary vehicles. Bendix Wingman Fusion also helps drivers avoid additional crash situations, including rollovers, loss-of-control, and sideswipe crashes while prioritizing alerts to help reduce driver distraction, according to Bendix. Features of Wingman Fusion include Stationary Vehicle Braking, lane departure warnings, Exceeding Posted Speed Limit Alert and Action, enhanced collision mitigation, following distance alert, and alert prioritization.
“Peterbilt is a safety leader and we’re pleased to strengthen that position by offering the most effective, comprehensive safety system available, Bendix Wingman Fusion,” said Robert Woodall, Peterbilt’s assistant general manager of sales and marketing. “Peterbilt trucks come standard with numerous safety features, including front disc brakes and electronic stability control. Additionally, we provide our customers with a strong portfolio of optional safety content and the Wingman Fusion system is a powerful addition to those offerings.”
“Peterbilt has a long history of building the safest, highest-quality vehicles available for fleets and owner-operators, and Bendix is proud to support their commitment with the most leading-edge technologies on the road,” said Scott Burkhart, vice president of sales, marketing, and business development for Bendix. “With systems like Wingman Fusion helping the dedicated men and women behind the wheel across North America, our highways become safer for everyone.”