There is never any shortage of interesting news, speculation, and trendspotting at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hanover, Germany – and this year’s exhibition was no different.
With vehicles using compressed air for more non-braking functions these days, keeping the pneumatic system's air clean and dry have taken on greater importance.
For evidence of how quickly things are advancing in the world of commercial vehicle braking and safety systems, here’s a quick look at a few not-too-distant mileposts in the rearview mirror..
Parents and kids across North America deserve to feel safe when it comes to bus riding, which is why Bendix continues to work to help put drivers and passengers in safer buses every day.
Every year, I look forward to TMC SuperTech--the American Trucking Association's Technology & Maintenance Council's National Technician Skills Competition.
Even if your vehicle isn't one of the thousands selected for inspection during CVSA Brake Safety Week, you should be prepared.
When it comes to replacing friction, today’s market is crowded with options – whether you’ve got air disc or drum brakes on your tractor or trailer.
One of the most common questions we hear from fleets and drivers who are considering air disc brakes is “How long will my pads last?” And it’s understandable...
The job of an air dryer replacement cartridge is clear-cut. But choosing the right one? Not so much.
Frequent replacement of spring brakes is not normal.
The new Bendix Air Disc Brake Value Calculator makes calcuating the ROI of air disc brakes as easy as ever!
How will we know when we're ready for truly autonomous trucks on our roadways? Well not until they pass this test...
Eliminating standard safety technoliges from your truck spec can save hundred of dollars...but does it really save in the end?
What's New with the “Automated Driving Systems (ADS): A Vision for Safety 2.0.”
In September of 2016 NHTSA introduced the "Federal Automated Vehicles Policy" to help speed up the development and implementation of automated vehicles on our roadways.
The automotive and trucking industry has seen a boom in the development and testing of automated and autonomous technologies.
Of course, the data only shows the numbers, not the reasons why. Much as I'd like to delve into this aspect, there's really a need for more methodical research in this area.
Checking your tire pressure? Temperature matters, too, so remember: Measuring psi when things are cool is the rule.
Everybody knows how important it is to keep your truck’s tires inflated to the right pressure: safety, stopping distance, fuel efficiency, operating costs, and tire life are all directly rela
Autonomous vehicles or automated vehicles? Believe it or not, there is a difference. And, for the most part, nearly everyone is using autonomous in the wrong way.
Keep your air system and brakes operating their best with these inspection and maintenance tips.
Part one of this blog takes a look inside the numbers released in the FMCSA’s “Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts” report.
One of the neat things I get to do in my role at Bendix is manage the talented group that makes up our customer solutions demo team...
Select the right friction—for performance, service life and safety—by understanding heat transfer in braking
You like saving money, right? Well did you know that a properly maintained air treatment system can help save thousands of dollars in costly service and vehicle downtime?
How Bendix built on the industry leading ADB22X™ to design an air disc brake specifically for trailers...
Here are some simple steps vehicle owners can take to maximize uptime...
Rust jacking affects two key drum brake components – shoes and friction – so both should be optimized to resist it...
Just as ABS is the foundation for a lot of great braking system improvements, such as stability control, DAS technologies are the building blocks for the next generation – the future...
As interest in remanufacturing continues to grow, there’s also an increased focus on establishing a common definition of just what “reman” means...
Back in the day, when you bought replacement parts for commercial vehicles, you had two, maybe three choices – and they were pretty well understood...
Regardless of the season, water in your truck’s air brake system is never good – but water in the winter creates unique challenges, as cold temperatures create the possibility for freeze-ups
Why are drivers going to be around for longer than the technologically roaring 2020s? A few reasons come to mind...
Today, there’s a lot of talk about automated/autonomous vehicle technologies and, if you were to believe the pundits (and those beholden to venture capitalists), we’ll be riding around in dri
Like many of you, I’ve been thinking a lot about autonomous trucks, cars, and some of the implications of these rapidly advancing technologies for our industry.
Although the terms “remanufacturing” and “rebuilding” seem similar, they differ greatly when we’re talking about vehicle parts.
How do you maintain an advanced driver assistance system on a tractor or truck?
The 4-Is of active safety and future autonomy--information, intelligence, intervention and insight will help systems advance from active safety technologies through driver assistance systems
Why check your spec? Simple. Because you may not be getting what you think you’re getting...
In 2014, over 15,000 heavy vehicles were involved in rollover and jackknife crashes. That’s an average of 41 heavy trucks and busses rolling over or jackknifing every day. ESC will help redu
Who is leading the way in automation developments? What do you foresee as the primary first use for any autonomous truck ...
More and more driver “assistance” systems are being sold – or at least interpreted – as driver “replacement” systems. This post discusses why it’s important for the driver to...
In the Federal Automated Vehicles Policy the NHTSA has defined 5 levels of automation, In case you were wondering about those 5 levels...
This blog takes a look at the “guidelines” released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...
Autonomous, or driverless, vehicles are a long ways away. And more than just one person thinks so.
Driver assistance systems, they didn’t just appear overnight, right? This post discusses how antilock braking systems – or ABS – started us on the path to where we are today.
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