Mack adds collision avoidance technology

Mack Trucks has expanded its safety offer for on-highway customers with the addition of a collision mitigation technology that can help avoid rear-end collisions, thus improving highway safety for all drivers.

Bendix Wingman Advanced—A Collision Mitigation Technology is now an option on all Mack Pinnacle highway models. The Wingman Advanced system provides adaptive cruise control with braking that actively intervenes to help drivers maintain a safe following distance by reducing the throttle; engaging the engine retarder; or, if necessary, applying the foundation brakes to help avoid collisions—or at least lessen the severity.

This system uses a radar sensor, mounted to the front of the vehicle, that provides audible warnings; and active interventions to help reduce the potential for a rear-end collision. The system is always available above approximately 10 mph, even if cruise control is not set, and provides following distance and stationary object alerts.

The driver, of course, still maintains control of the vehicle and can add additional braking or steering inputs to help avoid or minimize the collision situation.

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