Bendix safety system reaches developmental stage

News Truck Parts and Service Staff June 12, 2013

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC announces its next-generation commercial vehicle safety system is in full development with key supplier partners.

Continuing on its aggressive schedule to develop, test, and launch its new safety system, Bendix says it is incorporating technologies from key suppliers such as TRW and Mobileye. The new safety system, which will be available exclusively through major truck OEMs, will dramatically enhance key features of existing driver assistance systems such as collision mitigation, the company says. It will also offer a host of new features never before possible for commercial vehicles in North America.

“Our current safety systems deliver outstanding performance, but customers can expect additional enhancements in vehicle identification and fixed-object accuracy from the new system that can automatically apply brakes based on combined radar-vision input,” says TJ Thomas, Bendix director of marketing and customer solutions, Controls group.

The vision aspect of the next-generation Bendix safety system will utilize a TRW camera that has been adapted for use by Bendix. The camera is powered by the Mobileye System-on-Chip EyeQ2 processor with state-of-the-art vision algorithms, the company says.

“Our new system will once again raise the bar for functionality, safety, ROI, and driver acceptance for fleets,” says Thomas. “Current radar-based safety systems, like Bendix Wingman Advanced, offer exceptional ROI for fleet customers. Our next-generation technology makes a highly effective solution even stronger.”

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