“The T680 on-highway flagship and T880 vocational leader are Kenworth’s most technologically advanced vehicles. Kenworth’s move to standardize on the Bendix ESP system continues our offering of technology systems to help our customers achieve success in their specific operations,” said Kurt Swihart, Kenworth marketing director.
Kenworth T680 and T880 customers will receive, as standard, the Bendix 4S/4M configuration, which has four sensors and four modulators, and includes Bendix Smart ATC Automatic Traction Control and Bendix ESP.
According to Bendix, its full stability technology is designed to help stabilize the vehicle during loss of control situations on dry, wet, snow and ice-covered roadways. In addition to using sensors that monitor lateral acceleration, as found on some roll-only systems, the Bendix ESP system also uses sensors to monitor steering angle and vehicle direction. This allows for detection of a vehicle's impending loss of stability and automatic intervention through de-throttling of the engine and selective application of tractor steer and drive axle brakes, along with trailer brakes, helping the driver to maintain control of the vehicle in a variety of situations. Nearly 500,000 Bendix ESP systems have been delivered since the product debuted over a decade ago.Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World’s Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. Kenworth's website is www.kenworth.com. Kenworth is a PACCAR company.