International makes collision mitigation standard
International Truck says the soon-to-be-launched LT Series on-highway Class 8 tractor will come standard with an advanced driver assistance safety system that includes a powerful combination of collision mitigation and full stability technologies.
This standard technology offering will be the industry’s first, the company says, and signifies improved driver safety, ultimately reducing collision repair costs and resulting in uptime efficiencies for heavy-duty customers.
“Uptime is our commitment to build the best trucks on the road that drivers want to drive,” says Bill Kozek, president, Trucks and Parts,Navistar. “As part of our DriverFirst philosophy, driver safety is paramount when operating a truck and we’re proud to lead the way by integrating a standard solution on the new LT Series, which demonstrates our commitment to drivers, their safety, and their livelihood.”
The standard solution featured on the new International LT Series, Bendix Wingman Advanced, gives drivers following distance and stationary object alerts and brings together adaptive cruise control with collision mitigation braking technology and the full-stability technology – Bendix ESP – providing fleets with a system that can help drivers avoid collisions, roll-overs, and loss-of-control situations.
In addition, the system can provide data, to help keep fleet owners and operators in the know about what’s happening out on the road. Wingman Advanced, with millions of on-road miles, radar-based collision mitigation technology has been helping fleets mitigate rear-end collisions since 2011, International says.
“We continue to integrate industry-leading safety technologies on our vehicles and we’re pleased to be the first OEM to make this level of driver assistance system standard on our newest on-highway tractor,” Kozek adds. “The LT Series demonstrates our commitment to enhance driver satisfaction, comfort and safety.”