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DTNA adds Bendix SafetyDirect as option for Detroit Assurance 5.0

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has added SafetyDirect by Bendix CVS as an option in its Detroit Assurance 5.0 suite of camera- and radar-based safety systems. The company announced the suite as it introduced the first SAE Level 2 automated truck in series production in North America with the latest enhancements to the Freightliner new

Bendix announces improvements to ADB22X air disc brake

Bendix has announced several improvements to its ADB22X air disc brake. “Thanks to a new adjustment mechanism that’s engineered for increased vibration robustness while improving the running clearance between the friction and rotor, the new ADB22X improves pad life and reduces residual brake drag, which results in extended service life,” said Keith McComsey, director of

Haldex air disc brakes now standard on Wabash trailers

Haldex and Wabash National Corp. announced thagt Haldex Air Disc Brakes will now be standard on all Wabash National van trailer configurations where air disc brakes are specified. Wabash will install the Haldex Air Disc Brake on trailers specified to include the disc brake feature. Haldex will continue to supply its Automatic Brake Adjusters and

WABCO unveils new version of OnGuardActive safety system

WABCO Holdings Inc. unveiled a new version of the OnGuardActive collision mitigation system. OnGuardActive is a radar-based active safety system that provides forward collision warning, active braking and adaptive cruise control to assist drivers in recognizing and responding to situations that could lead to a rear-end collision. The newest version of OnGuardActive allows for a

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Isuzu announces two new Class 5 gas trucks; adds Mobileye advanced driver assistance system to N-Series and F-Series

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America announced that it will launch two new Class 5 gasoline trucks next year. The two trucks are: the NQR Gas (with a target GVWR of 17,950 lbs.) and the NRR Gas (with a target GVWR of 19,500 lbs.). Both will be powered by a General Motors 6.0-liter Vortec V8 supplied

Bendix Wingman Fusion now standard on International on-highway trucks

International Truck now offers Bendix Wingman Fusion as standard equipment on the entire lineup of on-highway tractors, including the LoneStar, LT Series and RH Series. Bendix Wingman Fusion integrates radar, camera, and the vehicle’s brake system into a driver assistance system that delivers driver alerts and interventions to help them mitigate rear-end collisions, rollovers, and

Detroit Assurance 5.0: The FAQ—everything you need to know about the new safety system suite

Early in 2019, Daimler Trucks North America (DNTA) announced that the Detroit Assurance 5.0 suite of safety systems would enable the OEM to put the first Level 2 automated heavy-duty truck on the road when the model year 2020 Freightliner new Cascadia rolls off the line later this year. During a recent press event, DTNA

Spec’ing advanced safety technology? Don’t forget the basics

Adoption of advanced collision mitigation technology is increasing every year as more and more fleets see the ROI benefits of the technology. It makes sense—when you think about how much just one accident can cost a fleet, both in equipment and legal costs, it’s easy to see the ROI. But the thing about advanced technology

Staying safe: The Hino XL Series’ safety options

Advanced collision mitigation systems have been enjoying increased adoption rates in medium-duty applications as fleet managers see the safety benefits—from keeping their drivers safe to reducing costs associated with crashes. Last year, Hino Trucks and WABCO Holdings Inc. announced a strategic partnership in which WABCO will provide its latest generation braking control technology and a

NUCAP Industries introduces Galvanized NRS brake pad line

NUCAP Industries has launched a new line of Galvanized NRS Brake Pads, featuring mechanically attached friction on a galvanized steel backing plate. NUCAP says that it has spent decades researching the nature of galvanization and molding friction material onto the galvanized plate. According to the company, this process prevents rust on brake pads. Galvanized NRS brake

Wabco releases OnSide and OnGuardActive retrofit kits

Wabco has released OnSide and OnGuardActive retrofit kits, allowing fleets to add Wabco’s collision mitigation and avoidance technologies to existing vehicles. OnSide Blind Spot Detection is a radar-based system that supports drivers in passing and lane-change maneuvers. The system provides a warning when it detects a moving vehicle within a 160-degree blind spot range. OnGuardActive is

Truck brake fade: Why it happens and what you can do to minimize it

You apply the brakes and the truck stops. Simple. Until it’s not. Just about every truck driver is going to experience brake fade, which is most accurately and scientifically described as “the condition in which the thermal capacity of the braking system has been exceeded and the system operates at reduced effectiveness.” More to the