CalArk employs safety technology with Bendix Wingman Fusion
Little Rock, Arkansas-based CalArk announced it is equipping all of its new trucks with Bendix Wingman Fusion. Fusion is a driver assistance system that is designed to gather input through radar, video, and the vehicle’s brakes. With these systems working together, and not just in parallel, Wingman Fusion reportedly combines and cross-checks information from multiple sources to deliver enhanced rear-end collision mitigation, lane departure warning, alerts when speeding, and braking on stationary vehicles.
CalArk began adding Fusion to its 750-tractor fleet in 2016, and currently equips it on both its Kenworth and International tractors. More Fusion-equipped tractors will join the fleet as the system is added through CalArk’s normal buying cycle.
In addition to full stability and earlier Bendix Wingman systems on its tractors, CalArk uses the Bendix TABS-6 Advanced roll stability system on its trailers. TABS-6 combines antilock braking with a set of trailer sensors that is designed to monitor stability and quickly and automatically trigger braking interventions when conditions that may lead to a rollover are detected.
CalArk began using air disc brakes in 2012, and now equips the Bendix ADB22X air disc brake on all tractor and trailer axles. Air disc brakes complement today’s advanced safety technologies and help them perform their best by providing straight, stable stops while virtually eliminating brake fade.
The company is also evaluating SafetyDirect from Bendix CVS, a user-friendly web portal that provides the fleet with real-time data on hard braking and lane departure events.
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