Peterbilt Announces New Features for Medium Duty Trucks

Peterbilt Model 330

In conjunction with the Work Truck Show, Peterbilt recently announced several new features and enhancements for their medium duty product line.

SmartLINQ Remote Diagnostics

SmartLINQ will be available for order in late March which will give customers the option to spec the remote diagnostics system on Models 348, 337, 330 and 325 when selecting a PACCAR PX Engine. Customers selecting a natural gas engine will also have the option to add remote diagnostics. "The Peterbilt SmartLINQ Remote Diagnostic solution was introduced in class 8 Peterbilt trucks in 2015 with tremendous customer acceptance.

“The system gives customers easy to understand real-time information on the status and performance of their vehicles to maximize uptime,” said Kim Lawton, Medium Duty Marketing Manager, Peterbilt Motors Company. “Customers are looking for every bit of information available to make informed decisions relative to the service of their vehicles.  Extending remote diagnostics to our medium duty products gives Peterbilt customers another tool to drive uptime for their business.”

Factory installed and fully integrated, SmartLINQ is Peterbilt’s solution for connected truck technology to provide customers with real-time fleet health to maximize uptime, and keep deliveries on schedule.  If a diagnostic code is generated, a notification is produced with details regarding the severity, urgency, recommended actions, and other pertinent information needed for a fleet manager to make informed service decisions to maximize uptime. A two-year subscription is included with the SmartLINQ option.  

Bendix® Wingman® Fusion™ Advanced Driver Assistance Technology Now Available for Medium Duty

The optional collision mitigation technology from Bendix will be available beginning in the fall of 2019. The system integrates camera and radar technology to enable advanced collision mitigation features including object detection, lane departure warning and overspeed alerts. These features contribute to lessen the driver’s workload, helping to enhance overall safety and increasing uptime.

“Peterbilt has long been a leader in safety for the commercial vehicle industry and offering advance driver assistance systems for medium duty products is a further testament to that commitment,” said Peterbilt’s medium duty marketing manager Kim Lawton. “Driving uptime is one of our core missions and it is also a top of mind purchase driver for Peterbilt customers. Wingman Fusion helps reduce driver fatigue, increases uptime and drives profitability for our medium duty customers.”

Wingman Fusion’s advanced features are ideal for the congested urban environments that many Peterbilt medium duty customers operate in. These features include:

Enhanced Collision Mitigation: When triggered by a slower moving or stationary vehicle ahead, sensors from Wingman Fusion’s integrated video, radar, and brake system generate a fast analysis to mitigate possible front end collisions, rollovers, and loss-of-control situations.

Object Detection: When Wingman Fusion can definitively identify a large, stationary, in-lane, metallic object the system will alert the driver. Then, if necessary, the system will automatically apply the vehicle’s brakes.

Lane Departure Warning: The camera system can recognize when the driver is making an unintended lane change and alert the driver to return to the correct lane.

Added Lawton, “Safety systems like Wingman Fusion are not intended to be a replacement for skilled drivers or safe driving habits.  They are intended to complement the safe drivers that remain the heart of transportation industry.”

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