IC Bus, a subsidiary of Navistar, has made Bendix ESP Electronic Stability Program and Bendix Wingman Advanced standard on its CE Series and RE Series school buses with air brakes.
Based on its investigation of two fatal crashes involving school buses in 2016, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently recommended that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) require all new school buses to be equipped with collision avoidance systems and automatic emergency braking technologies.
“We’re excited to join IC Bus in this important step for the industry and the millions of students who ride school buses daily,” said Scott Burkhart, Bendix vice president of sales, marketing, and business development. “Given today’s crowded highways and the distracted drivers also on the roads, it makes sense to employ advanced safety technologies. The systems are designed to help the good men and women behind the wheel of school buses—who themselves face more opportunity for distractions than any other class of driver—make it safely through the day with their charges.”
“At IC Bus, we understand the importance of safety for the children riding our school buses,” said Trish Reed, vice president and general manager of IC Bus. “For that reason, we are committed to equipping our vehicles with proven advanced technologies. Bendix ESP and Bendix Wingman Advanced offer safety advantages and added peace of mind to everyone responsible for delivering our children to their destinations.”