Kenworth Truck Company has made the advanced driver assistance system Bendix Wingman Fusion a factory-installed standard option on its T680.
The move demonstrates the continually increasing demand by fleets and owner-operators for driver assistance systems, while deepening the long safety partnership between the two industry leaders.
“The Kenworth T680 has earned its reputation as one of North America’s most trusted trucks, and we are proud to contribute to its legacy with Bendix Wingman Fusion – which has redefined safety technology for commercial vehicles, and is now elevated to standard position,” says Scott Burkhart, Bendix vice president – sales, marketing, and business development. “Fusion complements the traits that make the T680 what it is – quality, performance, safety, and reliability. And it embodies the commitment we share with Kenworth to making highways safer for everyone.”
Launched in 2015, Wingman Fusion integrates and advances a proven suite of Bendix safety technologies – radar, camera, and the vehicle’s brake system – into a comprehensive driver assistance package, capable of alerting a driver and decreasing the vehicle’s speed significantly, as compared to previous systems, which helps mitigate potential collisions or lessen their severity.
“The addition of Bendix Wingman Fusion as a standard feature on the Kenworth T680 provides on-highway fleet and truck operators with the excellent benefit of a proven, advanced driver assistance technology,” says Kenworth Marketing Director Kurt Swihart.