When it comes to riding the road, safety isn’t just one more thing to think about – it’s everything.
It’s why we design and build every Kenworth cab using aircraft quality alloys for structural strength. It’s why our trucks give you outstanding visibility – forward, back and all around. It’s why we application engineer and manufacture here to suit local conditions and operations, put your controls within easy reach and balance all the components of your Kenworth with precision.
ANTILOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (S)
Prevents wheel lock-up when the vehicle is over braked, often reducing stopping distances. Vehicles can retain directional stability and steerability even under emergency braking on slippery road surfaces. ABS also reduces the danger of jackknifing in the case of vehicle combinations.
DRAG TORQUE CONTROL (S)
Prevents the driven wheels from compression locking on a slippery surface by raising engine revs to assist with vehicle stability.
COLLISION MITIGATION (O)
When a forward moving vehicle enters an unsafe driving distance from the truck, the system utilises audible and visual alerts to warn the driver, and if necessary applies the brakes to mitigate an imminent collision. This functionality operates whether cruise control is activated or not.
HILL START AID (0)
Prevents the truck from rolling back on steep grades, providing a consistent and controlled launch. Only available with Eaton UltraShift® PLUS Automated Transmission.
ACTIVE CRUISE WITH BRAKES (O)
Helps assist with accident avoidance, by using on board computers and radar to engage the engine and wheel braking systems if other vehicles on the road enter unsafe distances from the truck.
TRAILER RESPONSE MANAGEMENT (O)
Electronic trailer brake actuation (for EBS compatible trailers only) for improved trailer braking response to assist with reduced stopping distances.
ELECTRONIC STABILITY PROGRAM (0)
Helps to restore vehicle stability through the use of ABS, ATC and steering direction in the prevention of rollovers and jackknifing. Steering angle, yaw, suspension pressure and brake application pressure sensors monitor the intended vehicle directional control versus actual vehicle movement. ESP intervenes by applying individual wheel brakes, or reduced engine torque when required to enhance vehicle stability. The system is compatible with multi trailer combinations.
AUTOMATIC TRACTION CONTROL (S)
Prevents wheel spin under acceleration as the drive torque exceeds the drive tyres to road surface adhesion. The ATC system communicates with the engine ECU to reduce engine power or will apply the brake to the drive wheels depending on the low traction event.
LANE DEPARTURE WARNING (O)
The LDW system detects when a vehicle drifts across a lane marking. When this occurs and the turn signal is not activated, the unit automatically emits an audible warning, alerting the driver to make a correction. It gives drivers the ability to combat lane drift related to fatigue, distractions and unfavourable weather conditions, working effectively both day and night and in most weather conditions, like rain or fog, where visibility is limited.