International Truck announced it will offer the new Bendix next generation active safety system which enhances and merges three component technologies—camera, radar, and brakes—a first for the North American commercial vehicle industry. The system will be launched initially on International’s ProStar sleeper models, with ProStar daycab and LoneStar models following later in 2015.
"This is another example of International Truck seeking out industry-leading solutions and bringing them to market quickly for our customers," said Bill Kozek, Navistar president, Truck and Parts. "Our unique relationship with Bendix offers our customers new options that enhance driver and vehicle safety, improve uptime and increase productivity."
The next-generation Bendix system builds on the proven technology of Bendix ESP electronic stability system, Bendix Wingman Advanced collision mitigation technology, and AutoVue Lane Departure Warning (LDW) system from Bendix CVS. It integrates and significantly enhances the most advanced technologies in the Bendix commercial vehicle safety suite to create a system that does more—and does it better—for today's commercial vehicle market.
"We are fortunate to have close partnerships with trusted suppliers like Bendix," Kozek said. "Through our close collaboration, we're delighted to be first to market with this technology that helps contribute to vehicle safety."
Additional announcements from both companies will be made during the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville KY March 26-28.