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The growing benefits of video telematics

The true benefit of telematics is to see things you couldn’t see before. Whether that’s exact numbers and data or blind spots on the road, what telematics provides is insight and visibility into what’s going on with your fleet. And what could provide more visibility than cameras? Today, many fleets are making use of video

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Bendix to acquire steering component remanufacturer ProSteering

  Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems announced that it will acquire ProSteering business of JM Engineered Products, a Lebanon, Tennessee-based remanufacturer of all-makes power steering systems for the North American commercial vehicle market. Upon closing, the transaction will incorporate the ProSteering brand’s products, manufacturing operations, plus its sales and service operations into Bendix’s steering business and

The do’s and don’ts of combining air disc and drum brakes

Even as air disc brakes become increasingly popular in North American commercial vehicle fleets, concerns of brake system balance—the amount of work handled by each brake in a system—may arise when they are installed in combination with drum brakes. While these hybrid braking setups deliver advantages in stopping power and uptime, it’s important to understand

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The pros and cons of truck driver-facing cameras

Put yourself in the shoes of a truck driver—the person you depend on to operate your equipment as efficiently and productively as possible. Your life is spent on the road, and while you have a schedule and goals to hit (MPG levels, on-time deliveries, etc.), above all, one of the great perks of your job

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Stepping stones: Bendix travels further down the road toward the automated future

When we talk about automated vehicles, there’s a temptation to place the conversation far off in the future, but it’s worth remembering that the bones of the automated future are already on the road in today’s trucks. Fred Andersky, director of customer solutions for the controls group with Bendix, describes today’s advanced safety systems as

Brake maintenance myth: Adjust the slack at every inspection

For fleets and drivers operating vehicles equipped with automatic slack adjusters (ASAs): Do not manually adjust the ASA if the brake is beyond the stroke limit. It’s sound advice from Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems and Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake (BSFB). Some technicians servicing drum brakes will adjust ASAs at every PM inspection. Properly installed, operating

Bendix announces next generation of Wingman Fusion safety system, BlindSpotter technology

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems has announced a new generation of both its Wingman Fusion safety system and its BlindSpotter technology. According to Bendix, the upgrades to Wingman Fusion consist of software upgrades, not a hardware change, so fleets using the current generation of Wingman Fusion will be able to upgrade some of the features to

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Vehicle integration: The importance of truck OEMs and suppliers working together

A great deal of ink has been spilled on integrated powertrains and the trend toward vertical integration at the original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), an arrangement in which the OEM owns the component supply chain. But how does this impact the fleet executive looking to secure new sophisticated safety systems, for example? This topic takes me back

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IC Bus makes Bendix stability and collision mitigation technologies standard equipment

IC Bus, a subsidiary of Navistar, has made Bendix ESP Electronic Stability Program and Bendix Wingman Advanced standard on its CE Series and RE Series school buses with air brakes. Based on its investigation of two fatal crashes involving school buses in 2016, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently recommended that the National Highway

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Bendix Wingman Fusion now standard on Kenworth T680

Kenworth now offers the Bendix Wingman Fusion advanced driver assistance system as standard equipment for its T680 on-highway truck. “Kenworth continues to roll out technologies that benefit our customers and enhance safety. We began offering Bendix Wingman Fusion as a Kenworth T680 option two years ago. The system has proven to be a popular choice

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Bendix Wingman Fusion now standard on Peterbilt Model 579

Peterbilt Motors Co. announced that it will now offer Bendix Wingman Fusion as standard on the Model 579. Through a unique combination of camera, radar and braking systems, Bendix Wingman Fusion provides a full set of collision mitigation technologies and driver alerts that greatly enhance driver safety. Previously, Bendix’s Wingman Advanced was the standard safety

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Bendix air disc brakes now standard on Kenworth T680

Bendix ADB22X front and rear air disc brakes are now the standard offering on the Kenworth T680 truck, the companies announced. ADB22X front air disc brakes were already standard on the truck, and the pairing is now uniform across the truck. “Fleets and truck operators purchasing new Kenworth T680s can benefit from the superior performance,

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