Comcar chooses Bendix full-stability and collision mitigation technologies

Nationwide carrier bolsters fleet safety by adding Bendix ESP and Bendix Wingman Advanced.

Whether or not cruise control is engaged, Bendix Wingman Advanced provides following distance and stationary object alerts at any speed above approximately 10 mph. When cruise control is in use, the system will actively intervene to help drivers maintain a safe following distance behind a forward vehicle by reducing throttle; engaging the engine retarder; or, if necessary, applying the foundation brakes.

The system's collision mitigation feature provides additional braking interventions, delivering up to two-thirds of the vehicle braking power through the steer, drive, and trailer brakes. Above about 15 mph, this "always available" braking feature can assist drivers through an alert and an automatic application of the brakes to help decelerate the vehicle when a rear-end collision may be imminent. The driver still maintains control of the vehicle and can add additional braking or steering inputs to help avoid or minimize the collision situation.

"Comcar Industries is clearly focused on the safety of its fleet, and we are pleased that the company has turned to Bendix for its active safety technologies," said TJ Thomas, Bendix director of marketing and customer solutions, Controls group. "These solutions alone do not replace the need for alert, safe drivers practicing safe driving habits, and comprehensive driver training, but they are powerful options for reducing accidents and improving the safety of our highways."

Comcar has also spec'd its new trucks with Bendix AD-ISair dryers. Bendix air dryers keep air brake systems clean by collecting and removing solid, liquid, and vapor contaminants before they can jeopardize efficient operation. Providing clean, dry air to reservoirs, valves, and other components increases the life of air brake systems, reduces maintenance costs, and prevents system freeze-up.

The BendixESPand BendixWingmanAdvanced systems are part of the company's ever-growing portfolio of technology developments that delivers on safety, plus other areas critical to fleets' success. By improving vehicle performance and efficiency and providing unparalleled post-sales support, Bendix aims to help fleets and drivers lower total cost of vehicle ownership and strengthen return on investment in equipment and technology.

Bendix supports all of its commercial vehicle safety solutions through robust "train the trainer" driver and technician training programs, ASE-certified service teams, and the Bendix Tech Team – the venerable field technical phone support group representing over 85 years of comprehensive commercial vehicle troubleshooting experience.

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