At the 2016 NTEA Work Truck Show, International Truck announced that International DuraStar is now available with Bendix Wingman Fusion, an integration of advanced safety technologies that allows truck operators to reduce and potentially avoid vehicle collisions. In 2015, International was the first OEM to introduce the leading-edge technology on its on-highway model, International ProStar. The extended offering of the collision mitigation system on its medium-duty line signifies assured driver safety, collision repair cost reductions, and ultimately, uptime efficiencies for medium-duty fleets.
"Our uptime philosophy goes beyond our product quality," says Bill Kozek, President, Trucks and Parts. "Uptime is also dependent on the safety of a driver during operation of our trucks, and our goal is to offer the most innovative solutions to prevent any disruption of an operator's ability to fulfill their job."
The Bendix Wingman Fusion system combines a proven suite of Bendix advanced safety technologies—radar, camera, the vehicle's brake system, and SafetyDirect by Bendix CVS — into a comprehensive driver assistance system. The camera is powered by the Mobileye System-on-Chip EyeQ processor with state-of-the-art-vision algorithms.
Built on the Bendix ESP Electronic Stability Program, integrated with an advanced camera and radar technology, 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 while reducing instances of false alerts and false interventions.
Wingman Fusion is available for order on the International DuraStar this month and will be in production beginning in June.