Did you know there’s a way to:
- Enhance your fleet’s in-service vehicle safety; and
- Stay up-to-date with the latest Bendix safety systems;
The solution lies in the Bendix® Upgrade Program, which offers a range of our driver-tested and fleet-proven commercial vehicle safety systems. As more fleets are recognizing the benefits of these technologies, we can now install upgrades – including Bendix’s leading-edge collision mitigation and warning systems – on select vehicles built after 2010 that weren’t originally equipped with them.
The Bendix Approach To Upgrading
When you get a Bendix safety system upgrade, you’re getting the core technology that meets the same high-quality standards as supplied to the OEMs when the feature is spec’d on new vehicles. Each upgrade is engineered by Bendix for your specific vehicle to ensure proper fit and function.
Bendix upgrades include all components needed such as a radar and camera, overlay harnessing, connectors, special brackets, and displays. It’s important to note that although these upgrades look different than factory-installed systems, the alerts, functionality, and performance are similar, so your drivers will know just what to expect behind the wheel.
The systems currently available for upgrade are:
- Bendix® Wingman® Fusion™
- Bendix® Wingman® Advanced™ – A Collision Mitigation Technology
- AutoVue® 4G Lane Departure Warning (LDW) System by Bendix CVS
- Bendix™ BlindSpotter® Side Object Detection System
- Bendix® VORAD® (Vehicle On-Board Radar) VS-500
- SafetyDirect® by Bendix CVS
Expert Assistance and Installation
Here’s how the upgrade program works: First, visit [(http://www.bendixcvsupgrade.com)]. This is where you’ll be able to search for available Bendix upgrades based on the year, make, and model of your vehicles. With a few clicks, the site will let you know which Bendix technologies can be upgraded on your trucks. Note, however, that due to the complexity of these systems, we may need more specific information to make the determination – but that’s easy enough: All you have to do is create a registered account at the site. We’ve also posted some questions and answers about the Bendix upgrade process.
When it comes to installation, Bendix upgrades are available only from a Bendix Authorized Upgrade Center (AUC), where experienced and specially trained personnel will guide you through the entire process, from pricing and availability to vehicle compatibility, timing, and installation. Only Bendix-certified AUC technicians have the required knowledge, training, and specialized tools and techniques to perform these advanced safety system upgrades.
Most upgrades can be completed in four (4) hours or less – because we know how important uptime is – and we’ll also provide post-installation support through driver and technician training materials, VIN registration with Bendix, and access to our full complement of technical support resources and tools. Naturally, the hardware installed as part of the upgrades are also covered by Bendix’s warranty programs and the warranty for the installation services will be provided by the party conducting the installation.
Like all Bendix safety technologies, those within the upgrade program are meant to complement safe driving practices. The responsibility for the safe operation of the vehicle remains with the driver at all times. There’s no commercial vehicle safety technology on the road that can replace proactive, comprehensive driver training and skilled, alert drivers exercising safe driving techniques.
Keeping your fleet equipped with the latest safety technology can feel like a never-ending challenge. The Bendix Upgrade Program can help you take a big step forward in terms of driver, vehicle, and highway safety.
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