KENWORTH HAS MADE BENDIX ESP STANDARD ON HEAVY TRUCKS

Posted: February 17, 2017 in Kenworth

Kenworth has made Bendix ESP standard on T680 and T880 trucks.  The system fully meets the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s stability mandate, which will require full-stability technology on most new Class 7 and Class 8 tractors starting in August this year.  First introduced in 2005, Bendix was the first full-stability solution widely available for the commercial vehicle market.  “The bottom line is that this technology is making the difference out on the roads” says Scott Burkhart, Bendix vice-president-sales, marketing, and business development.  Burkhart says fleets have reported to his company a 50 to 70 per cent reduction in rollovers and loss-of-control crashes when ESP equipped.  Compared to other roll-over stability or antilock braking systems, full-stability systems utilize more sensors, enabling the technology to more quickly recognize factors that could lead to vehicle rollovers or loss of control.  When it comes to interventions, in addition to engine dethrottling, full-stability systems can selectively brake on the steer, drive, and trailer axles.  Slowing the vehicle quickly helps mitigate rollovers, and can help the driver maneuver in loss-of-control situations.

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