LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- At this week's Mid-America Trucking Show, International Truck announced that its International® ProStar® is available with Bendix® Wingman® Fusion™, an integration of advanced safety technologies, offering exclusive new capabilities and unparalleled performance to North American fleets and drivers.
"We're committed to providing our customers with industry-leading technologies and bringing them to market quickly," said Denny Mooney, Navistar senior vice president, product development. "Being the first to introduce the Bendix Wingman Fusion to our heavy-duty line-up is an important step toward that goal."
Bendix Wingman Fusion combines a proven suite of Bendix advanced safety technologies—radar, camera, the vehicle's brake system, and SafetyDirect® by Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems—into a comprehensive driver assistance system more powerful than any other system or combination of safety technologies in the commercial vehicle industry today.
Built on existing Bendix systems such as the Bendix® ESP® Electronic Stability Program, Bendix® Wingman® Advanced™—a collision mitigation technology—and AutoVue® Lane Departure Warning System from Bendix CVS, Wingman Fusion gathers input to create a highly detailed and accurate data picture for the driver. More precise and better data, combined with powerful new computing, unlocks new levels of performance, significantly improving existing features.
"The combination of road-tested, fleet-proven Bendix components and systems, along with the unmatched quality of our trucks, provides a number of advantages for our customers," Mooney added. "We're excited to partner with Bendix to offer our customers leading-edge technology."
Wingman Fusion is available for order on the International ProStar sleeper today and will be in production in May. The ProStar daycab and LoneStar® models will follow later in 2015. Visit International Truck at Booth 30895 at the Mid-America Trucking Show to see International's product offerings or visit www.internationaltrucks.com.
About Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, a member of the Knorr-Bremse Group, develops and supplies leading-edge active safety technologies, energy management solutions, and air brake charging and control systems and components under the Bendix® brand name for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, tractors, trailers, buses, and other commercial vehicles throughout North America. An industry pioneer, employing more than 2,800 people, Bendix is driven to deliver solutions for improved vehicle safety, performance, and overall operating cost. Bendix is headquartered in Elyria, Ohio, with manufacturing plants in Bowling Green, Kentucky; Huntington, Indiana; North Aurora, Illinois; and Acuña, Mexico. For more information, call 1-800-AIR-BRAKE (1-800-247-2725) or visit www.bendix.com. To learn more about career opportunities at Bendix, visit www.bendix.com/careers. Follow Bendix on Twitter at http://twitter.com/Bendix_CVS. Log on and learn from the Bendix experts at www.brake-school.com.
Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) is a holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates produce International® brand commercial and military trucks, proprietary diesel engines, and IC Bus™ brand school and commercial buses. An affiliate also provides truck and diesel engine service parts. Another affiliate offers financing services. Additional information is available at www.Navistar.com.
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SOURCE Navistar International Corporation; International Truck
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