Newest Bendix Fusion technology now available in Kenworth T680s

Newest Bendix Fusion technology now available in Kenworth T680s

Fusion with ACB Stop and Auto-Go is available on select Kenworth T680 powertrains with automated transmission.

The most advanced safety technology from Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems is now available for order on certain Kenworth trucks, the company announced.

Among the new features offered: Fusion with ACB Stop and Auto-Go is available on select Kenworth T680 powertrains with automated transmission.

Bendix said its new FLR-25 Radar Sensor allows Bendix Fusion to add this new feature. According to the company, the new radar also allows the company to update this generation of Fusion’s key functionalities – autonomous emergency braking (AEB) and stationary vehicle braking. In the cab, Bendix added drivers will notice new dashboard-integrated messaging designed for even easier understanding.

“ACB is only available when you’ve got the cruise control on and set,” said TJ Thomas, Bendix director of marketing and customer solutions – controls. “The way ACB Stop and Auto-Go works is that if a detected forward vehicle slows to a stop, the system may automatically de-throttle the engine, activate the engine retarder, and apply the service brakes to bring your truck to a full stop. If the forward vehicle resumes moving within a few seconds – and if the system does not detect a pedestrian or object between your truck and that vehicle – your vehicle may accelerate back up to the previously set cruise control speed while maintaining the distance between your vehicle and the one in front of you.”

The latest Bendix Fusion also includes a new function: Service Brake Hold. According to Bendix, if the system intervenes with service brakes and the truck comes to a full stop, the service brakes will now hold the vehicle at a stop until the driver takes action.

“We are happy to partner with Bendix to provide customers purchasing new T680s with a solution that, coupled with safe driving behavior, addresses ease of operation, increased convenience, and improved driver comfort,” said Kyle Kimball, Kenworth director of marketing.

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