Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems

Bendix offers new technical material for ADAS, connected components

May 10, 2024
Bendix's new training materials feature technician videos on end-of-line testing, ADAS camera calibration depending on manufacturer, and steering assist system pressure trimming and coil polarity testing.

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems updated its training materials to include the set-up, inspection, and diagnosis of advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) components. This includes components of trailer antilock brakes, steering systems, and forward-looking cameras.

“The safety systems on today’s commercial vehicles are more road-proven and effective in supporting safe drivers than ever,” said Nicole Oreskovic, Bendix vice president, sales and marketing. “They’re also more complex and interconnected, which means we need to thoroughly support the skilled people who keep them in top operating condition.

The trailer antilock braking system materials now include guidance on whether to use seven-way trailer connectors or to hook directly into the ECU with a CAN connection for calibration. Additionally, there are technician-based videos on running end-of-line tests for the Bendix’s Trailer Antilock Braking System (TABS) 6 and TABS-8 in both single and multi-channel versions.

“You need to progress through the right steps to let the vehicle’s electronic control unit (ECU) know how the trailer brakes are configured properly,” said Jon Intagliata, Bendix vice president, trailers NA. “This is called an ‘end-of-line’ test, and it runs differently depending on what TABS product is equipped.”

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Each video depicts the complete testing process, which technicians can access by registering at and selecting Product Training, Trailer Products, and End-of-Line Testing Course.

For camera technology involved in ADAS, technicians need to be aware of how windshield replacements can impact system efficacy.

“Technologies like collision mitigation, lane keep assist, and speed sign recognition utilize a forward-looking, windshield-mounted camera, which means their performance can be impaired due to imprecise placement,” said TJ Thomas, Bendix director, marketing and customer solutions – Controls group. “Sometimes this issue can occur during replacement of the camera itself or during a windshield replacement. In any case, you’re going to need the right replacement camera and bracket, along with correct location measurements, depending on the vehicle make and model.”

To instruct techs in this area, Bendix updated their curriculum on both installing and removing the Bendix AutoVue FLC-20 camera and brackets for the Bendix Wingman Fusion system. The course covers multiple vehicle manufacturer variations, and can be found in Product Training, Electronic Safety Systems, Wingman Fusion Course Category.

Finally, Bendix now offers a new video course for the Bendix Acom PRO Diagnostics Software for steering assist system pressure trimming and coil polarity testing. This video course can be found in Product Training, and then the Steering Course Category.

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