Peterbilt adds Bendix Wingman Fusion as option

Peterbilt adds Bendix Wingman Fusion as an option on Models 579, 567

Peterbilt Motors Co. has announced that it will begin offering the Bendix Wingman Fusion safety system as a factory-installed option on Models 579 and 567 highway tractors and vocational trucks.

Wingman Fusion is a radar- and camera-based safety system that combines and cross-checks information from multiple sources to deliver enhanced rear-end collision mitigation, alerts when speeding, and braking on stationary vehicles. Bendix Wingman Fusion also helps drivers avoid additional crash situations, including rollovers, loss-of-control, and sideswipe crashes while prioritizing alerts to help reduce driver distraction, according to Bendix. Features of Wingman Fusion include Stationary Vehicle Braking, lane departure warnings, Exceeding Posted Speed Limit Alert and Action, enhanced collision mitigation, following distance alert, and alert prioritization.

For a look at Bendix safety systems in action, watch our video.

Peterbilt is a safety leader and we’re pleased to strengthen that position by offering the most effective, comprehensive safety system available, Bendix Wingman Fusion,” said Robert Woodall, Peterbilt’s assistant general manager of sales and marketing. “Peterbilt trucks come standard with numerous safety features, including front disc brakes and electronic stability control. Additionally, we provide our customers with a strong portfolio of optional safety content and the Wingman Fusion system is a powerful addition to those offerings.”

“Peterbilt has a long history of building the safest, highest-quality vehicles available for fleets and owner-operators, and Bendix is proud to support their commitment with the most leading-edge technologies on the road,” said Scott Burkhart, vice president of sales, marketing, and business development for Bendix. “With systems like Wingman Fusion helping the dedicated men and women behind the wheel across North America, our highways become safer for everyone.”


You May Also Like

Class 8 truck preliminary orders fall in June

While down both m/m and y/y, FTR said order levels are in line with historical averages and seasonal expectations.


FTR reported that Class 8 preliminary net orders in North America for June totaled 13,100 units, down 33% m/m and 6% y/y. Class 8 orders for the past 12 months have now totaled 273,700 units. June’s orders are on the low side of normal market results, but the company said follows a five-month period of sustained strength in orders averaging 25% higher than the prior year.

Scania BEV trucks begin transporting goods for IKEA in Portugal

Scania said beginning an EV rollout in Portugal is challenging, as its EV infrastructure is still developing.

Accelera, Daimler Truck N.A., PACCAR battery plant breaks ground

Construction is underway for the $2-3B plant, which will employ over 2,000 people. LFP Battery cell production is slated for 2027.

Kenworth offers OOIDA members $1,000 savings on new sleeper trucks

Buyers can use the discount on new or special order Kenworth T680, T880 and W990 trucks with a 52-in. or larger factory-installed sleeper.

NACFE: small depots are ready to scale electrification

Dipping your toes into electrification is one thing, leaping into running 15+ BEVs is another. Though NACFE says for many, the time is right.

Other Posts
FinditParts, Diesel Laptops partner to streamline heavy-duty truck repairs

Diesel Laptops’ Diesel Decoder plugs into a diagnostic port and sends data to an app. Customers can then order components from FinditParts.

ACT Research notes significant drop in U.S. trailer orders for May

May net trailer orders fell about 46% y/y, while ytd net order activity is down 25% from the same period in 2023.

Daimler Truck N.A., Salem, Electrada partner to electrify logistics

The companies say the partnership builds on growing zero-emission vehicle integration, and furthers commitments to sustainable trucking.

Beyond a one-size-fits-all trucking decarbonization strategy

Much of the responsibility now falls on the fleet, but that should be a welcome change.