Bendix® Wingman® Fusion™ Features

Powerful Features for Advanced Safety

Stationary Vehicle Braking (SVB) is possible because the system used BOTH radar and camera data to confirm the licensed motorized vehicle ahead. Stationary Vehicle Braking is most useful when approaching a line of stopped traffic or a stalled licensed motorized vehicle that is not immediately recognized by the driver. Without the automatic alert and braking, it may be too late to avoid impact (Figure A).

Figure A - Stationary Vehicle Braking

Figure B - Overspeed Alert Level Two

Overspeed Alert & Action uses the Wingman Fusion camera to read roadside speed limit signs and the Bendix ESP Electronic Stability Program full-stability system to alert the driver when the vehicle is traveling over the posted speed limit. Above its minimum activation speed of 20 mph, the system compares the posted speed limit with the vehicle’s speed using two levels of intervention.

For Level One – initially set at +5 mph – the system provides an audible warning to the driver notifying them to slow down. If the vehicle is traveling at 10 mph or more over the speed limit – known as Level Two intervention (Figure B). In addition, a severe event notification is sent wirelessly through SafetyDirect to be analyzed by a fleet’s back office for possible training. Both Level One and Level Two speed thresholds are customizable by the fleet using Bendix ACom diagnostics.

Improved Performance of Existing Safety Features

Enhanced Collision Mitigation

When triggered by a slower moving vehicle ahead, Wingman Fusion's combined video, radar, and brake system generate an earlier analysis of the situation. During a potential collision situation, this allows Wingman Fusion to potentially reduce the vehicle’s speed up to twice as much as current systems.

In addition, a backup plan is in place if the camera becomes inoperable due to damage or an active Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC). If that happens, Wingman Fusion is “smart” enough to revert to Wingman Advanced functionality, including collision mitigation.

Alert Prioritization

Wingman Fusion's abundance of input data and powerful computing significantly minimize false alerts. Wingman Fusion adds a new feature: alert prioritization. In the event that multiple system alerts are needed simultaneously, such as lane departure warning and impact alert, Wingman Fusion will arrange them in order of importance and deliver only the most crucial alert to the driver to minimize potential distraction.

Figure C - Lane Departure Warning

Comprehensive Alerts

Following Distance Alerts (FDA) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW) are also part of Wingman Fusion. When driving too close to the forward vehicle; the system will sound an alert and display visual graphics to alert the driver to back off. In addition, if the vehicle unintentionally departs the lane without the turn signal activated, the system will also sound a lane departure warning (Figure C).

These alerts are also part of the “alert prioritization” approach incorporated by Wingman Fusion, intended to reduce driver distraction by sounding only the most critical alert even if multiple alert scenarios are detected.


Figure A - Stationary Vehicle Braking 

Figure B - Overspeed Alert Level Two 

Figure C - Lane Departure Warning