Mack Trucks will offer the Bendix Wingman Advanced collision mitigation technology as an option on new 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, Mack said.
Using a radar sensor mounted in the front of the vehicle, the system provides audible warning and active interventions and is always available above approximately 10 mph, even if cruise control is not set, Mack said. It also provides following distance and stationary object alerts.
“Safety is a top priority for Mack,” said Jerry Warmkessel, Mack highway product marketing manager. “Mack already offers one of the most advanced safety systems in the industry with Mack Road Stability Advantage (RSA), which is standard on all Mack Pinnacle models. The addition of Wingman Advanced provides another option for fleets and drivers to help improve safety on the road. This is an example of how Mack integrates technology to assist the driver.”