Kenworth offers newest Bendix Fusion safety system

Kenworth offers newest Bendix Fusion safety system

June 3, 2024
Based on road-proven advanced driver assistance technologies, Bendix Fusion includes new features and enhanced capabilities.

Bendix Fusion is now available for order on select Kenworth Truck Company vehicles. Based on road-proven advanced driver assistance technologies, Bendix Fusion includes new features and enhanced capabilities. 

“We’ve been working with the Kenworth team for decades to provide North America’s fleets and drivers with safer trucks, and it never stops being a point of pride to see Bendix technologies on their top vehicles,” said Nicole Oreskovic, Bendix VP of sales and marketing. “From the earliest days of our full-stability systems in 2005 to the latest continuing steps in highly automated driving, Kenworth has always been a fantastic and valuable partner on our journey toward safer roads for everyone.”

Bendix Fusion has been available on a growing range of Kenworth models since 2016 and has been standard on select Kenworth trucks since 2018. Built on the foundation of the Bendix ESP Electronic Stability Program full-stability system, Fusion gathers input through radar, video, and brakes, combining and cross-checking the data from sensors that are working together and not just in parallel. By creating a more detailed assessment from this information, Fusion delivers collision mitigation on moving and stationary vehicles while prioritizing alerts to help reduce driver distraction.

“Drivers are and have always been the inspiration for every Kenworth truck built, and we are happy to partner with Bendix to provide customers purchasing new T680s with a solution that, coupled with safe driving behavior, addresses ease of operation, increased convenience, and improved driver comfort,” said Kyle Kimball, Kenworth director of marketing.

See also: Kenworth debuts its SuperTruck 2 demonstration vehicle

Bendix Fusion: What’s new?

Out front, there’s a new Bendix radar. The Bendix FLR-25 radar sensor allows Bendix Fusion to add a new feature, ACB Stop and Auto-Go, and service brake hold. With the new radar, Bendix will also be able to update this generation of Fusion’s key functions: autonomous emergency braking and stationary vehicle braking. In the cab, drivers will notice new dashboard-integrated messaging designed for even easier understanding.

Like previous versions, the latest Fusion can provide multi-lane AEB, highway departure warning and braking, active cruise with braking, following distance alerts, lane departure warning, and alerts when speeding.

Fusion with ACB Stop and Auto-Go is available on select Kenworth T680 powertrains with automated transmission.

In addition, the latest Bendix Fusion includes a new function: Service Brake Hold. If the system intervenes with service brakes and the truck comes to a full stop, the service brakes will now hold the vehicle at a stop until the driver takes action.

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