Mack Trucks has announced that the Bendix Wingman Fusion advanced safety system with enhanced features is now available on its Anthem and Pinnacle models.
“Mack is a strong believer in implementing technology to increase safety on our highways,” said Roy Horton, director of product strategy for Mack Trucks “The enhanced version of Bendix Wingman Fusion offers additional support, helping the driver effectively maneuver down the road when unforeseen events could occur.”
According to Bendix, the improved Wingman Fusion system is an active safety feature that offers audible warnings and AEB to help maintain a safe following distance from the vehicle in front of the truck. AEB in the new Wingman Fusion system can now reduce traveling speeds from up to 50 MPH instead of 35 MPH being the limit. Using a radar sensor inset into the front bumper to detect the angle, distance and speed of the front object, along with a windshield-mounted camera, the system monitors large metallic objects and can detect them from a range of 22 degrees wide and about 500 ft. in front of the truck.
Also with Bendix Wingman Fusion, audible and visual warnings are enacted if a stationary metallic object is detected ahead. Brakes will be applied if the truck’s speed is above 15 MPH, whether or not cruise control is engaged. The driver will be notified up to 3.5 seconds before impact, and if the driver doesn’t take action, brakes will engage.
New multi-lane continuation of AEB enables the driver to change to an adjacent lane to avoid a potential forward collision, and as long as AEB is active, the system will apply the brakes if another vehicle is detected.
Lane departure assistance alerts the driver during unintentional lane deviation. The enhanced version continues with audible warnings if the driver does not take corrective action.