Bendix showcases advanced safety technologies

Trucks are put through real-world paces and provide in-cab experiences to company's ride-and-drive event attendees.

A third in-cab demonstration highlighted the stopping power of the Bendix ADB22X air disc brake, which significantly reduces stopping distance and extends brake system life. This test included repeated high-speed stops to demonstrate the ADB22X's lack of brake fade with no degradation of stopping power; passenger car-like feel; and straight, stable stops. Extensive testing and real-world applications have confirmed that Bendix air disc brakes significantly reduce stopping distances for commercial vehicles, exceeding the recent National Highway Traffic Safety Administration mandate for Reduced Stopping Distance.

"The overwhelmingly positive feedback we received during the Southeastern U.S. leg of our 2013 Ride and Drive schedule shows that fleets and drivers everywhere share our dedication to safety, and that bringing these technologies to the customers so that they can see, feel and interact with them leads to safer roadways," Swales said.

Bendix will conduct a number of fleet demos throughout the remainder of 2013, offering in-person experiences across the United States.

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