Peterbilt recently enhanced the collision mitigation features that come standard with the Model 579, adding Fusion Stop and Auto-Go to the Bendix Fusion safety system.
Fusion Stop and Auto-Go aid drivers in heavy-traffic situations with active cruise and braking to zero miles per hour, if necessary, Peterbilt said. The new features will hold the truck in place after an automatic braking event and then automatically resume acceleration to the initial, pre-set cruise speed without driver intervention, when the truck can progress forward with a safe following distance, the OEM added.
Fusion Stop and Auto-Go features are fully integrated with the 15-in. Peterbilt digital display and all alerts are prominently displayed for the driver and accompanied by audible warnings to promote safety on the road.
“The Model 579 is the most technologically advanced and fuel-efficient truck on the road today,” Jake Montero, Peterbilt assistant general manager of sales and marketing, said in a news release. “The integration of these new advanced safety system features and functionality enhance the driver’s experience and convenience.”
Other safety features on the 579 include collision mitigation technologies such as highway lane departure braking, multi-lane emergency braking, and stationary vehicle braking.