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Feb

Mack brings improved auto braking, lane warnings to Granite vans with Bendix Wingman Fusion 2.zero

Computerized Emergency Braking and lane departure warnings are among the many improved driver-assistance options that Mack is bringing to its Granite lineup of vocational vans.

The options are a part of the second technology of Bendix’s Wingman Fusion suite of driver-assist expertise options enabled by a system comprised of cameras and radar.

With model 2.zero of the system, Granite drivers will now get alerts as much as 3.5 seconds earlier than a possible entrance affect with a car. Mack development product supervisor Tim Wrinkle says the gap alerts will be tuned to a fleet proprietor or driver’s choice.

The system supplies three ranges of driver notification earlier than mechanically making use of the brakes with a view to safely keep away from a collision. The system can cease a truck touring as much as 50 mph.

This function was additionally out there on previous Granite vans underneath the primary technology of Wingman Fusion, nonetheless, it may solely present automated braking to vans touring at 35 mph or much less, Wrinkle says.

The system may mechanically apply the brakes if it detects a gradual or stopped car within the adjoining lane when altering lanes. If a car is detected, the system first alerts the motive force. Whether it is essential to keep away from a collision, the system then applies the brakes.

Lane departure warnings are additionally improved on Wingman Fusion 2.zero. The system makes use of windshield-mounted cameras to warn the motive force ought to she or he start drifting exterior of their lane or off the street. New with the two.zero system is the way it manages a number of lane departure alerts ought to they happen concurrently. Mack says the system now organizes them so as of significance, delivering solely probably the most essential alert to the motive force to reduce distraction.

The system additionally alerts the motive force when an unintended lane departure happens at speeds above 37 mph.

Wingman Fusion 2.zero may detect pace restrict indicators and alert the motive force if the truck is exceeding the pace restrict.

An out there choice is a driver-facing digicam for monitoring driver habits and recording what’s happening within the cab ought to an accident or different occasion occur.

Wrinkle says the apparent promoting level to this method is the improved security it presents to drivers. However there’s a value profit for fleet house owners as properly.

“Insurance coverage charges are going up and this will help with that. Plus in some situations, we’ve heard of insurance coverage firms demanding sure options be current on a truck like driver-facing cameras,” Wrinkle says.

Granite vans with Bendix Wingman 2.zero can be found t0 order at your native Mack supplier now.