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Bendix: Video integration into collision mitigation in full development

TJ Thomas, director of marketing and customer solutions for the Bendix Controls group, said the new video system will once again raise the bar for functionality, safety, ROI and driver acceptance. (The Trucker: LYNDON FINNEY)

The Trucker News Services

6/11/2013

ELYRIA, Ohio — Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, a developer and manufacturer of leading-edge active safety and braking system technologies, said Tuesday that its next-generation commercial vehicle safety system — the integration of video in its collision mitigation product — is in full development with key supplier partners.

Continuing on its aggressive schedule to develop, test and launch its new safety system, Bendix is incorporating technologies from key suppliers such as TRW and Mobileye, the company said in a news release.

The new safety system – which will be available exclusively through major truck OEMs – will dramatically enhance key features of existing driver assistance systems, the release said, adding that the new technology will also offer a host of new features never before possible for commercial vehicles in North America. 

According to TJ Thomas, Bendix director of marketing and customer solutions, Controls group, “Our current safety systems deliver outstanding performance, but customers can expect additional enhancements in vehicle identification and fixed-object accuracy from the new system that can automatically apply brakes based on combined radar-vision input.”

The vision aspect of the next-generation Bendix safety system will utilize a TRW camera that has been adapted for use by Bendix.

The camera is powered by the Mobileye System-on-Chip EyeQ2 processor with state-of-the-art vision algorithms.

 “Our new system will once again raise the bar for functionality, safety, ROI and driver acceptance for fleets,” Thomas said. “Current radar-based safety systems, like Bendix Wingman Advanced – A Collision Mitigation Technology, offer exceptional ROI for fleet customers. Our next-generation technology makes a highly effective solution even stronger.”

Bendix is expected to roll out the system at the 2014 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville next March.

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