Kenworth is now offering an updated version of its Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) on the T680 Class 8 truck.
New enhancements offered in this update are part of the Bendix Fusion system and feature Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Stop and Auto Go. When a commercial truck follows a lead vehicle in cruise control, this enhancement enables the system to apply braking to maintain a safe following distance and will bring the truck to a complete stop, if necessary, and will hold the truck in place. When the truck can move forward, it will automatically accelerate to the vehicle set speed without driver intervention and maintain a safe following distance, the company said.
In the event a truck departs the roadway, the new Highway Departure Braking to Zero feature will provide an audible chime and apply braking to reduce vehicle speed if the vehicle begins departing the roadway. In some circumstances, the system may reduce the vehicle speed to a full stop until the driver re-engages.