WARRENVILLE, Ill. (April 24, 2009) – As part of Navistar’s commitment to meeting the highest standards in the industry, International® DuraStar® and WorkStar® medium-duty and severe service trucks now offer the latest advancements in electronic stability control technology.
“From snowplows and utility trucks to mixers and construction vehicles, truck customers are constantly looking for ways to prevent crashes and improve the safety of their fleet,” said Jim Hebe, Navistar senior vice president, North American sales operations. “With this latest stability system, we can provide maximum rollover mitigation and help prevent loss-of-control situations that often result in rollovers on dry, wet, snow- and ice-covered roads.”
International brand medium-duty and severe service vehicles offer the Bendix® ESP® Electronic Stability Program, which delivers full-stability performance for a variety of applications — from ambulance and fire trucks to utility, government and construction vehicles. Bendix ESP is the first, widely-available ABS-based truck stability system capable of recognizing and assisting with both rollover and vehicle under- and over-steer driving situations and a variety of road conditions.
The Bendix ESP stability system continuously monitors a variety of vehicle parameters and sensors to determine if the vehicle is reaching a critical stability threshold. When such a situation develops, the Bendix ESP system will quickly and automatically intervene to assist the driver. The system can selectively apply vehicle brakes, as well as de-throttle the engine typically faster than the driver.
Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) is a holding company whose wholly owned subsidiaries produce International® brand commercial and military trucks, MaxxForce® brand diesel engines, IC Bus brand school and commercial buses, and Workhorse® brand chassis for motor homes and step vans. It also is a private-label designer and manufacturer of diesel engines for the pickup truck, van and SUV markets. The company also provides truck and diesel engine parts and service. Another affiliate offers financing services. Additional information is available at www.Navistar.com/newsroom.
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