Photo: Kenworth
52308589054 8e9528bd13 O 630f58ac00681 6311200b5ce9b

Kenworth adds new driver-assistance option

Sept. 2, 2022
The T680, T880, and W990 trucks can now be spec'd with Kenworth Lane Keeping Assist, which debuted on the T680 Next Gen last year.

New Kenworth Class 8 T680, T880, and W990 trucks now are available for order with the optional Kenworth Lane Keeping Assist.

The system first was introduced with the T680 Next Generation last year.

Lane Keeping Assist uses camera input to identify when the truck is departing the lane and provides a “nudge” to help keep the truck centered in the lane, Kenworth said. This feature requires the truck to be factory equipped with the Bendix Fusion advanced driver assistance system. Lane Keeping Assist includes Torque Assisted Steering, which provides additional torque to the steering column, helping to reduce driver fatigue.

Other Kenworth advanced driver assistance technologies available for select Class 8 models include Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), and Side Object Detection, provided by Bendix.

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) is integrated with standard cruise control, and “reads” traffic conditions via a front-facing radar sensor and modulates the throttle and the brakes to help keep the truck at a pre-set distance from the vehicle in front of it. Then, when the slowdowns clear, the system re-accelerates the vehicle back to the set speed.

Kenworth’s Lane Departure Warning system helps combat lane drift due to fatigue and distractions. When activated, the system monitors the truck’s location related to lane markings and automatically emits a distinctive audible warning whenever an unintended, unsignaled lane change is detected, alerting the driver to make a correction.

The Autonomous Emergency Braking feature is designed to detect a possible collision with a forward vehicle, and then alert and assist the driver by taking pre-emptive braking action when necessary, helping the driver potentially mitigate a collision.

Side Object Detection, the Bendix Blindspotter system, monitors the passenger side of the truck and may provide the driver with audible and visual alerts when an object or vehicle has entered certain zones.

This article originally appeared in BulkTransporter.com

About the Author

Commercial Vehicle Staff

Sponsored Recommendations

10 Steps Every Tech Should Follow Before Clearing Fault Codes

Are you tired of recurring fault codes? Clear them with confidence today! View the 10 steps that every technician should follow before attempting to clear faults.

Repair, Replace or Retire - Grab Your Calculator

Don't make the mistake of ignoring fleet maintenance. Learn how to be proactive instead of reactive and reduce up to 70% of breakdowns.

Mobil Delvac™ oils give race car haulers winning edge

See how Mobil Delvac™ oils boosted the Tony Stewart Racing Team

The Technician’s Guide for Mastering DPF Regens

Become a regen expert today! Equip yourself with the skills necessary to recognize when a forced regen is the correct procedure to maximize the lifespan of your filter and keep...