International Truck has announced that it now offers IMMI’s RollTek seat as an option on its International ProStar Class 8 on-highway trucks.
“Our commitment to incorporating the most advanced collision mitigation technology systems have demonstrated the potential to make a real difference in improving driver safety,” said Bill Kozek, Navistar’s president of truck and parts. “Incorporating the advanced RollTek protection system into our heavy truck portfolio is a reflection of our listening to our customers and providing them with an option when a collision is unavoidable.”
The RollTek safety system combines advanced seat belt technology and side airbag protection to significantly reduce the potential for death or serious injury in a rollover. It has a sensor located behind the seat that constantly monitors the angular position of the vehicle and activates when it detects an imminent rollover. When activated, RollTek deploys side-roll airbags, tightens the safety belt and lowers the seat to help reduce injury risk and maximize safety for operators, the company explains.
“Today’s trucking companies are increasingly looking for smart technologies that can deliver an added margin of safety and productivity,” said Steve Gilligan, International’s vice president of product marketing. “The RollTek safety system provides best-in-class protection that contributes to drivers’ safety and peace of mind.”