At this week's Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS), International Truck announced that its International ProStar is available with Bendix Wingman Fusion, an integration of advanced safety technologies offering exclusive new capabilities and unparalleled performance to North American fleets and drivers.
"We're committed to providing our customers with industry-leading technologies and bringing them to market quickly," says Denny Mooney, Navistar Senior Vice President, Product Development. "Being the first to introduce the Bendix Wingman Fusion to our heavy-duty lineup is an important step toward that goal."
Bendix Wingman Fusion combines a proven suite of Bendix advanced safety technologies—radar, camera, the vehicle's brake system and SafetyDirect by Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems (CVS)—into a comprehensive driver assistance system more powerful than any other system or combination of safety technologies in the commercial vehicle industry today.
Built on existing Bendix systems such as the Bendix ESP Electronic Stability Program, Bendix Wingman Advanced—a collision mitigation technology—and AutoVue Lane Departure Warning System from Bendix CVS, Wingman Fusion gathers input to create a highly detailed and accurate data picture for the driver. More precise and better data, combined with powerful new computing, unlocks new levels of performance, significantly improving existing features.
"The combination of road-tested, fleet-proven Bendix components and systems, along with the unmatched quality of our trucks, provides a number of advantages for our customers," Mooney adds. "We're excited to partner with Bendix to offer our customers leading-edge technology."
Wingman Fusion is available for order on the International ProStar sleeper today and will be in production in May. The ProStar daycab and LoneStar models will follow later in 2015.