Bendix to acquire
Jan 7, 2009 8:23 AM
The VORAD operations will become a part of the electronics business unit of Bendix, according to Bendix and Eaton information.
In connection with the transaction, Eatonís Roadranger marketing organization has entered into an agreement with Bendix to continue to market and support the VORAD system in the North American marketplace.
The system is a radar-based collision warning system used by commercial vehicle original equipment manufacturers, major trucking fleets, and specialty vehicle manufacturers. It features Smartcruise technology, employs warnings that alert the driver to objects up to 500 feet ahead of the vehicle and around curves, and can track up to 20 vehicles at a time. In addition, radar-based Blindspotter and Backspotter technologies can help warn the driver of objects to the side and/or rear of the vehicle.
Bendix said the acquisition will complement other Bendix safety technologies such as the Bendix ESP electronic stability program and Bendix adaptive cruise control.
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