BTS 19: Knorr Bremse Australia

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STAND 98 FOYER: Knorr-Bremse Australia is keen to show that you can make a big impact with small parts.


Specialising in braking systems, the Munich-based company will be exhibiting the new Fusion 2.0 Wingman radar and camera system, by Bendix.

Touted as the most advanced safety system ever introduced to Australia, the system features a forward-facing Fusion radar and camera that identify stationary or slow-moving vehicles ahead of the truck, and integrates them with the truck’s braking system, resulting in automatic braking of up to 80 per cent.

This allows the driver to substantially reduce the severity of – or prevent altogether – a collision with a stationary vehicle.

Knorr-Bremse sales and marketing manager Joseph Stapleton says the Fusion 2.0 system can now be fitted across the entire Kenworth range.

"We started the system off on the T610. The K200 and the 900s now all have them," he says.

"Fixing the systems onto the trucks can be a challenge, as the camera is mounted on the windscreen and the radar on the bulbar, but the take-up has been strong.

"Our road show with Kenworth last year was extremely successful."

Stapleton says all the testing and validation for Bendix Wingman Fusion is done in Australia, and the company is looking forward to showing off new products at Brisbane.

"Whereas in the last truck show we had a much more after-market emphasis, this year we’re focusing on original equipment," he says.

"It’s a great chance to explain to customers exactly how the system works and how reliable it is. The amount of failures we have on our modules is miniscule."

To help demonstrate the original equipment, Knorr-Bremse will bring a working, three-axle dolly to the show.

There will also be an emphasis on connecting with customers and offering expert advice on issues affecting the industry, such as changes to ADR (Australian Design Rules).

"We think there will be a lot of interest, especially for smaller operators, in what the changes to ADR will mean for them with regards to retrofits and the like.

"If you’re concerned about the changes in the legislation then drop by and have a chat to us because we can help explain exactly what it means for you," he adds.

"The specific requirements around the legislation can be confusing for operators, so we’re hoping to use the show as a way to get accurate information out there to people, so that the industry is better informed on these legislative changes."

The 2019 Brisbane Truck Show will be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre from Thursday, May 16 to Sunday, May 19, 2019. To secure your ticket – and go into the draw to win a Toyota HiLux Rugged X – click here!

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