Kenworth has announced that beginning July 1st; the Bendix Wingman Advanced collision mitigation system will now be standard for all new T680 models. The Bendix system is already a popular option among fleets, and will benefit all customers purchasing a T680 moving forward. It works by using a radar system mounted on the front of the truck, providing the driver with following distance, impact and stationary object alerts. The system also acts as a cruise controller, actively intervening to help maintain a safe following distance by reducing throttle, engaging the engine retarder, or if necessary, applying the brakes. The new Wingman system builds upon the existing ESP system to assist drivers to avoid potential collisions, rollovers, and loss-of-control systems. The ESP system is designed to stabilize the truck during loss of control on dry, icy or wet pavement situations.