Kenworth Truck Company will add Bendix ESP (Electronic Stability Program), a full-stability program, as an option on select Kenworth medium-duty tractor and full truck applications with air brake systems.
Kenworth currently offers Bendix ESP for its T660, T800, and W900 Class 8 models in select applications. In addition, the Bendix ABS-6 braking system is standard for Kenworth Class 5-8 models in tractor and full truck configurations with air brake systems.
According to Bendix, its full stability technology is designed to help stabilize a vehicle during loss of control situations on dry, wet, and snow- and ice-covered roadways and assist in mitigating a potential rollover. In addition to using sensors that monitor lateral acceleration found on some roll-only systems, Bendix ESP also uses sensors to monitor steering angle and vehicle direction. This allows for detection of a vehicle's impending loss of stability and automatic intervention through dethrottling of the engine and selective application of tractor steer and drive axle brakes, along with trailer brakes, helping the driver to maintain control of the vehicle.
For more information, contact Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC at 1-800-247-2725 or visit www.bendix.com.