Bendix™ VORAD® VS-400 Collision Warning System

Bendix™ VORAD® VS-400 Collision Warning System
Bendix™ VORAD® VS-400
Driver Instructions
Bendix™ VORAD® Collision Warning System
Bendix™ SmartCruise® Adaptive Cruise Control
Bendix™ BlindSpotter® Side Object Detection
BW2769 (Formerly VODR0100)
May 2010
FCC Compliance Statement
Federal Communications Commission
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC (Federal Communications
Commission) rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This
device may not cause harmful interference and (2) this device must be able to
accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation. Any interference that may be caused should be reported to the local FCC
field office or to the Federal Communications Commission; Enforcement Bureau;
445 12th Street S.W.; Room 7-C485; Washington, DC 20054.
Any changes or modifications made by the user to this equipment that are not
expressly approved by Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC could void the
user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of all information in this
brochure. However, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC makes no expressed
or implied warranty or representation based on the enclosed information. Errors or
omissions should be reported to: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC, 901
Cleveland Street, Elyria, OH 44035 or 1-800-AIR-BRAKE (1-800-247-2725).
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Warnings & Cautions
Warnings and Cautions
! WARNING
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Improper use of this system could lead to a serious accident. Read this entire
Driver Instructions before operating the Bendix™ VORAD® VS-400 Forward
Collision Warning System (CWS), Bendix™ SmartCruise® Adaptive Cruise
Control System or Bendix™ BlindSpotter Side Object Detection System. Pay
particular attention to the safety messages below. This manual should be
used in conjunction with proper training.
Limitations of the Bendix™ VORAD® VS-400 Collision
Warning System
The Bendix™ VORAD® VS-400 Forward CWS, Bendix™ SmartCruise® Adaptive
Cruise Control System and Bendix™ BlindSpotter® Side Object Detection is intended
solely as an aid for an alert and conscientious professional driver. It is not to be used
or relied upon to operate a vehicle. The system should be used in conjunction with
rear view mirrors and other instrumentation to maintain safe operation of the vehicle,
ground personnel, and adjacent property. A vehicle equipped with the Bendix™
VORAD® VS-400 Forward Collision Warning System should be operated in the same
safe manner as if the system were not installed. The system is not a substitute for
normal safe driving procedures. It will not compensate for any driver impairment,
such as drugs, alcohol, or fatigue. Should the system become inoperative, it could
jeopardize the safety or lives of those who depend on the system for safety.
! WARNING
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The system will not sense objects if the sensor view is obstructed. Therefore,
do not place objects in front of the system sensor. Remove heavy buildups of
mud, dirt, ice, and other materials.
Proper alignment is critical to correct operation of the system.
Testing and inspection of the system in accordance with these instructions
and record of the results should be listed on the daily maintenance report.
The units on operating vehicles must be tested each day (see the “Testing
and Maintenance” section) prior to the vehicle’s operation. Results of this test
must be recorded in the maintenance log.
People operating this equipment MUST check for proper operation at the
beginning of every shift or safety inspection period.
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Warnings
& Cautions
General Information
! WARNING
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People’s lives depend on the proper installation of this product in
conformance with these instructions. It is necessary to read, understand, and
follow all instructions shipped with the product.
Failure to follow all safety precautions and instructions may result in property
damage, serious injury, or death.
The Bendix™ VORAD® VS-400 Forward Collision Warning System (CWS),
Bendix™ SmartCruise® Adaptive Cruise Control System or Bendix™
BlindSpotter Side Object Detection System is intended for commercial use.
Proper installation of a backup aid requires a good understanding of truck
electrical systems and procedures, along with proficiency in the installation.
Store these instructions in a safe place and refer to them when maintaining
and/or reinstalling the product.
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Table of Contents
FCC Compliance Statement ......................................................................................i
Warnings & Cautions .............................................................................................ii-iii
Overview ...................................................................................................................1
System Operation .....................................................................................................3
Collision Warning System .........................................................................................5
Vehicle Tracking ......................................................................................................12
User Option Settings ...............................................................................................14
Side Object Detection .............................................................................................19
Calculating Following Distance................................................................................21
Preventive Maintenance ..........................................................................................22
Troubleshooting.......................................................................................................23
Overview
Overview
The Bendix™ VORAD® VS-400 collision warning system is an advanced vehicle
on-board radar system that monitors traffic conditions, warning the driver of
potentially hazardous driving situations.
The Bendix™ VORAD® VS-400 system can be configured with the following features:
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Collision Warning System only
SmartCruise® Adaptive Cruise Control only
Collision Warning and SmartCruise
The Collision Warning System tracks vehicles ahead of the host vehicle, warning
the driver with visual and audible indicators from the in-cab Driver Interface Unit
whenever following distances become unsafe.
SmartCruise® adaptive cruise control adjusts the vehicle’s cruise speed in order
to match the speed of detected traffic ahead allowing the driver to maintain a safe
following distance while in cruise control.
The optional Side Object Detection system warns of unsafe lane changes by
detecting a vehicle that may be difficult to see in the adjacent lane.
! WARNING
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The Bendix™ VORAD® VS-400 system should only be used as a driving aid and not
as a substitute for safe driving practices.
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System Components
Components
The Bendix™ VORAD® VS-400 system is comprised of two main components, the
Forward Looking Radar (FLR) and the Driver Interface Unit (DIU).
The optional Bendix™ BlindSpotter® Side Object Detection System includes a Side
Sensor (SS) and Side Sensor Display (SSD).
The FLR is located on the forward most position of the vehicle, centered on or near
the front bumper or grill of the vehicle. The DIU is mounted in the dash of the vehicle
within plain view and reach of the driver.
The Side Sensor is typically mounted along the passenger side of the vehicle. The
Side Sensor Display is located on the windshield pillar inside of the cab on the same
side of the vehicle as the sensor.
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System Operation
System Operation
The Bendix™ VORAD® VS-400 collision warning system is powered by the vehicle’s
ignition circuit and becomes active whenever the ignition key is switched to the ‘ON’
position.
Bendix™ SmartCruise® adaptive cruise control is automatically engaged whenever
the vehicle’s cruise control is activated. See Bendix™ SmartCruise® adaptive cruise
control section for more information.
Driver Interface Unit (DIU)
The driver interface unit provides visual and audible following alerts, along with
system status information. The DIU also provides a user interface for changing
system settings.
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System Operation
System Start Up
When the system is first powered on, the DIU will display which features are
currently installed.
Note: Check with your OEM dealer if you are not sure which features are installed
on your system.
Radar Warm-up
During power-up, if the outside air temperature is below 32 degrees (0 degrees
Celsius) the system start up may be delayed for up to one minute until the forward
radar unit reaches operating temperature. During the warm up period, the DIU will
display a warm up message. Collision Warning and SmartCruise® adaptive cruise
control are not operational during warm up.
System Ready
When the system is operational, the DIU will display the status of the installed
functions, indicating which functions are currently active.
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Bendix™ VORAD® VS-400 Collision Warning System
Bendix™ VORAD® VS-400 Collision Warning System
The Bendix™ VORAD® VS-400 collision warning system is designed to help the
driver recognize when the following distance is becoming unsafe or to warn the
driver when closing in on slower moving traffic.
Visual Following Alerts
The illustration below shows the different LED indicators for each level of alert.
Three, two, and one second headway indicators are displayed in yellow up the left
hand side of the LCD screen, and the collision alert indicator is displayed in red
across the top of the display.
Audible Closing Alerts
When the headway following distance closes in to two seconds following or less, the
driver will be alerted with audible warning tones.
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Closing less than two seconds (single tone)
Closing less than one second (double tone)
Collision Alert (repeated tone)
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Bendix™ VORAD® VS-400 Collision Warning System
Object Detected
If a vehicle is detected in the same lane within 350 feet from the radar, but greater
than a three second following distance, the DIU will display “Object Detected” in the
LCD screen. The driver will not be alerted with any warning lamps or tones.
3 Second Alert
When the vehicle ahead is detected to be within a three-second following distance,
the driver will be alerted with a single yellow LED indicator along with the text “3
Seconds” displayed on the LCD screen. No warning tones are reported with the
three-second alert.
Note: If Bendix™ SmartCruise® adaptive cruise control is active at three seconds
following, the SmartCruise status screen will remain displayed and the threesecond LED indicator will illuminate.
Refer to the Bendix™ SmartCruise® adaptive cruise control section in this manual for
more information.
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Bendix™ VORAD® VS-400 Collision Warning System
2 Second Alert
If the headway following distance decreases to within two seconds, the driver will be
alerted with a second yellow LED indicator and the text “2 Seconds” displayed in the
LCD screen. The DIU will also alert with an audible tone if the following distance is
closing in, warning the driver that the following distance is becoming unsafe.
Note: If a vehicle cuts into your lane in front, but is accelerating away from you, the
DIU may not warn with an audible tone.
Note: If Bendix™ SmartCruise® adaptive cruise control is active at two seconds
following or less, the SmartCruise status screen will remain displayed and the
LED following indicators will illuminate.
Refer to the Bendix™ SmartCruise® adaptive cruise control section in this manual for
more information.
! WARNING
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In most driving situations, following at three seconds or less is considered unsafe
and should warrant the driver to react by slowing the vehicle down in order to
increase the following distance.
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Bendix™ VORAD® VS-400 Collision Warning System
1 Second Alert
If the headway following distance decreases to one second, the driver will be alerted
with three yellow LED indicators along with the text “1 Sec” displayed in the LCD
screen. The DIU will also report an audible tone if the following distance is closing in.
Collision Alert
If the headway following distance closes to less than one-half second, or the radar
detects slow moving or stopped traffic within 350 feet of the vehicle, the driver will
be alerted with the three red LED indicators along with an audible tone. The LCD
screen will display “Collision Alert”, warning that a collision may occur if the driver
does not take immediate action.
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Bendix™ SmartCruise® Adaptive Cruise Control
Bendix™ SmartCruise® Adaptive Cruise Control
When approaching slower moving traffic with the vehicle’s cruise control active,
Bendix™ SmartCruise® adaptive cruise control adapts your vehicle’s cruise speed
to that of the closest vehicle ahead, allowing the vehicle to maintain a set following
distance while remaining in cruise control.
When the vehicle’s cruise control is set, the Driver Interface Unit (DIU) will display
the SmartCruise status screen indicating the vehicle’s current set cruise speed.
Bendix™ SmartCruise® Adaptive Cruise Control Operation
When the driver sets the desired cruise speed of the vehicle and the VS-400
Forward Looking Radar detects a vehicle in the lane ahead, the Forward Looking
Radar will calculate that vehicle’s speed and lane position and will attempt to
maintain a safe following distance by ‘adapting’ the engine’s cruise speed to that of
the vehicle ahead.
The engine will remain in an adaptive cruise control state until the detected vehicle’s
speed increases beyond the original set cruise speed of the engine, or the driver
changes to a clear lane.
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Bendix™ SmartCruise® Adaptive Cruise Control
Driver Control
Like normal cruise control, the driver is always in control of the vehicle when
Bendix™ SmartCruise® adaptive cruise control is active. Depressing the throttle
will override the SmartCruise and will cause the vehicle to accelerate. Releasing
the throttle will allow Bendix™ SmartCruise® adaptive cruise control to regain
control. Depressing the brake and / or clutch pedal (if equipped), will deactivate
SmartCruise.
Approaching Slow Moving Traffic
When approaching slower moving traffic, or if the traffic ahead suddenly slows
down, Bendix™ SmartCruise® adaptive cruise control will attempt to maintain the
minimum following distance by reducing the engine’s cruise speed. In some cases,
the engine’s compression brake may be applied in order to assist in decelerating the
vehicle.
Note: The three second following LED indicator will illuminate whenever
SmartCruise is overriding the vehicle’s set cruise speed.
Collision Warning and SmartCruise
If the system is unable to maintain the minimum following distance, and the Collision
Warning feature is installed, the driver will be alerted with the headway alert
indicators and closing alert tones until the driver takes control or conditions clear.
! WARNING
▲
The Bendix™ SmartCruise® adaptive cruise control system should not be relied upon
to effectively slow the vehicle down when approaching slower moving traffic. The
driver should remain alert and in control of the vehicle at all times.
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Bendix™ SmartCruise® Adaptive Cruise Control
Bendix™ SmartCruise® Adaptive Cruise Control and Automatic Transmissions
Automated shifting transmissions are fully compatible with the Bendix™ SmartCruise
adaptive cruise control system. SmartCruise allows the automated transmission
to change gears while keeping the adaptive cruise control active when the vehicle
decelerates and/or accelerates.
Adjusting Following Distance
When SmartCruise® is active, the forward looking radar will attempt to maintain a
default following distance of approximately 3.25 seconds. Some systems allow the
driver to adjust the following distance by changing the range setting in the DIU menu
options.
The user may be able to adjust the following distance from a maximum of 3.25
seconds down to 2.25 seconds.
Note: Refer to the “User Option Settings” section in this manual for more information
on the range setting.
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Vehicle Tracking
Vehicle Tracking
Multilane Highways and Curves
The forward looking radar (FLR) will track vehicles that are in front of you and in the
left and right adjacent lanes ahead of you. The FLR’s lane discrimination feature
allows the radar to identify which vehicle is in your lane and only track that vehicle.
Lane discrimination also allows the radar to detect if an adjacent vehicle cuts into
the lane in front of you and to track vehicles when entering curves.
Vehicle tracking on a multi-lane highway.
Vehicle tracking in a curve.
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Vehicle Tracking
Entering Sharp Curves
The forward looking radar’s built-in yaw sensor calculates turn radius in order to
track the vehicles in your lane when entering curves, but because of the limitations
of the radar’s beam width, the radar may not be able to effectively detect objects in
sharp curves.
! WARNING
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Do not rely on the system to effectively detect objects when entering sharp curves.
Do not engage cruise control while on an on-ramp or off-ramp.
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Menu Options
User Option Settings
To access the user options menu, press the ‘OK’ button on the front of the driver
interface unit (DIU). Use the up/down buttons to navigate the menu options. Use the
OK button to select a menu option.
Note: The vehicle should be stopped before accessing the DIU menu options. Some
menu options may not be available if the vehicle is moving.
Menu Options
The following menu selections will appear in a scrollable window in the DIU screen.
Some items may not appear if the feature is not configured or if the item is not
allowed to be viewed when the vehicle is moving.
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Demo
Volume (default)
Range
Brightness
MPH/KPH
System Status
Diagnostics Display
Menu Options
Driver Demo
The Bendix™ VORAD® VS-400’s demo mode allows the driver to become familiar
with all the different alerts and screens of the Driver Interface Unit before using the
system.
Note: If the vehicle is moving, demo mode will not be available.
Volume
The volume setting allows the driver to adjust the level of the audible warning tones.
Optional configurations for the volume setting are a set minimum level and a default
maximum volume setting at power up.
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Menu Options
Range - (Optional)
The default following distance for Bendix™ SmartCruise® adaptive cruise control is
3.25 seconds. Some systems may allow the driver to adjust the following distance
down to as close as 2.25 seconds by adjusting the range setting.
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Maximum Range = 3.25 seconds
Mininimum Range = 2.25 seconds
Brightness
The brightness setting allows the driver to adjust the intensity of the DIU backlight
and LED warning indicators.
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Menu Options
MPH / KPH
The driver interface unit can be set to display in miles per hour (MPH) or kilometers
per hour (KPH).
System Status
This is the default system screen displayed during normal operation. The system
status screen shows the configured features of the system and their current
operational status (i.e. available or unavailable). A failed status may imply that some
system or fault condition is preventing the feature from properly functioning.
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Menu Options
Diagnostics Display Screen
The diagnostics screen will display any active Bendix™ VORAD® VS-400 system
faults that may be present. Use the up/down buttons to select the driver display unit
or the Forward Looking Radar (AC20) then select OK.
Refer to the Troubleshooting section for more information about system diagnostics.
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Bendix™ BlindSpotter ® Side Object Detection
Bendix™ BlindSpotter® Side Object Detection
The Bendix™ BlindSpotter® side object detection system is an option to the Bendix™
VORAD® VS-400 collision warning system that can be installed on one or both sides
of the vehicle. The system is comprised of a side radar sensor located on the side
of the vehicle and a driver display unit located on the windshield pillar that warns the
driver when an object is detected along side the vehicle.
Side Object Detection System Driver Display Unit
The driver display unit for the Bendix™ BlindSpotter® side object detection system
uses two LED indicators to display the status of the side sensor, a photo sensor to
automatically dim the display in low light conditions, and a volume control to adjust
the volume of the internal speaker.
Red Indicator
Object Detected
Yellow Indicator
No Object Detected
Red and Yellow (power up)
Self-Test
Red and Yellow (constant)
Sensor Fault
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Bendix™ BlindSpotter ® Side Object Detection
Visual Warning
The side object display unit uses two LED indicators to display the status of the
side radar sensor. The yellow LED indicates the system is active, but no objects are
detected. The red LED indicates the system is detecting an object.
Audible Warning Tone
If the vehicle’s turn signal is active and the sensor detects an object along side the
vehicle, the side sensor display will report an audible warning tone.
Side Radar Detection Area
The side radar sensor has an effective detection range of 10 feet (3 meters) deep
and up to 15 feet (5 meters) wide.
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Following Distance
Calculating Following Distance
One of the safest habits any driver can perform while operating a motor vehicle is
maintaining a minimum following distance from the other vehicles. Most commercial
vehicles traveling at a highway speed of 55 MPH require a minimum of 200 feet
or more to bring the vehicle to a complete stop on dry pavement. Conditions like
heavy loads, slippery roads, and worn tire tread can drastically increase a vehicle’s
stopping distance.
There are many factors that affect how quickly a driver can react to slowing or
stopping a vehicle. Every situation requires the driver’s best judgment. One driving
method that has been proven to reduce the likelihood of a front-end collision is
maintaining a following distance of no closer than three seconds.
Following distance is based on the speed of travel and the time to reach the
vehicle ahead should that vehicle come to a stop. You can use the formula below to
calculate following distance by first converting road speed to feet per second.
55MPH = 290,400 Feet per Hour [5,280 x 55]
290,400 / 3,600 = 80.7 Feet per Second
Using the example above, a vehicle traveling 55 MPH would need to maintain a
minimum gap of approximately 242 feet from the vehicle ahead to maintain a
three-second following distance.
80.7 x 3 Sec. = 242.1 Feet
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Preventive Maintenance
Preventive Maintenance
The following steps should be performed daily before operating any vehicle equipped
with the Bendix™ VORAD® VS-400 forward collision warning system and Bendix™
BlindSpotter® side object detection system.
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Inspect the forward looking radar and side radar sensor(s) for damage.
Remove any mud, snow, and debris that may interfere with the sensor
operation.
Inspect the front of the vehicle for any damage that may have knocked the
forward looking radar out of alignment.
Cleaning
The forward looking radar and side radar sensor should be cleaned periodically to
remove dirt and bugs from the radar lens. All external components can be cleaned
with any products approved by the vehicle’s OEM for cleaning the exterior of the
vehicle.
The driver interface unit should be cleaned with a dry soft cloth. Avoid using
ammonia, silicone, or alcohol-based cleaning products that may dull the display
surface or damage the LCD screen.
Servicing
All of the Bendix™ VORAD® VS-400 components are factory sealed and should
never be taken apart. The forward looking radar should only be removed and/or
installed by a qualified service technician.
Forward Looking Radar Alignment
The forward looking radar is precision aligned during installation. If the front of the
vehicle becomes damaged, or the forward looking radar is removed, the radar unit
must be re-aligned by a qualified service technician. Failure to align the forward
looking radar can result in improper vehicle tracking or reduce the ability of the
system to properly detect and warn.
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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Bendix™ VORAD® Failed Message
Whenever a fault condition is detected by the forward radar or the driver interface
unit, the Bendix™ VORAD® system will become disabled and the driver interface unit
will illuminate the orange fault indicator lamp along with a description of the system
status displayed in the LCD screen.
Note: When the system is in a failed state, the system will not alert and the Bendix™
SmartCruise® adaptive cruise control will not function (if enabled). Refer to
your OEM service center for help on troubleshooting the Bendix™ VORAD®
VS-400 system faults.
Resetting the System
If the system experiences a fault while driving, you must stop the vehicle and reset
the system by cycling the vehicle’s ignition in order to resume normal operation. If
the fault does not clear after resetting the system or returns after a period of driving,
the system must be serviced by a qualified repair center.
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Troubleshooting
Forward Looking Radar Blocked
Whenever the system determines the forward looking radar has become blocked,
obstructed, or becomes blind due to heavy rain or snow, the Bendix™ VORAD®
system will disable itself and the driver interface unit will display the “Radar Blocked”
message on the LCD screen.
To clear this message you must stop the vehicle and power off the system. The
radar must be clear of any debris, snow, or obstructions before the system will
resume normal operation.
Inspect the forward looking radar unit to clear any debris that may be interfering with
its operation. If the radar appears to be damaged or misaligned, take the vehicle to
your OEM service center for repair.
! WARNING
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Do not rely on the system to warn in inclement weather like heavy rain or snow.
Using Bendix™ SmartCruise® Adaptive Cruise Control When Bendix™ VORAD®
VS-400 Forward Collision Warning System Has Failed
If the Bendix™ VORAD® VS-400 forward collision warning system becomes
inoperative due to a system failure or blocked radar, this will prohibit the Bendix™
SmartCruise® adaptive cruise control from operating. Most engines allow the driver
to enable normal cruise mode by toggling the cruise control on/off switch two times
(off, on, off, on).
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Installation Notes (Formerly L-2007-18)
This Bendix™ VORAD® VS-400 System Kit is designed to be installed in any commercial vehicle that is
equipped with a 12 volt DC grounded chassis electrical system and an engine that supports SAE J1939 data
link communications. Kits that are configured for SmartCruise™ adaptive cruise control require an engine that
supports, and is enabled for, adaptive cruise control. Contact the engine OEM for more information about
adaptive cruise control compatibility and engine settings.
The VS-400 system is comprised of a forward looking radar unit mounted on the forward most position of the
vehicle (typically on the front bumper), and a driver interface unit that is located inside the vehicle on or in
the dash of the cab. For proper operation, the forward radar must be centered on the front of the vehicle and
aligned true to the vehicle’s forward thrust angle.
This drawing and/or technical information is the property of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC (Bendix CVS). Bendix CVS claims proprietary rights to the materials disclosed hereon. This
drawing and/or technical information is issued in confidence for engineering information only and may not be reproduced or used to manufacture anything shown or referred to hereon without
direct written consent from Bendix CVS to the user.
Refer to the Bendix™ BackSpotter® Installation and
Users Guide (BW2768 formerly VODR-0038) included in
this kit for complete installation and operation instructions.
All system kits (except for pre-wire
kits) are supplied with a wiring
harness for both the forward radar
and the driver interface unit. Each
wire harness is designed to connect
to the vehicle’s ignition power circuit
and to the J1939 data link. The vehicle’s
J1939 data link is used to provide
communications between the forward
radar, engine, and driver display.
To view or obtain the complete
VS-400 Installation Guide (BW2772)
which includes mounting and alignment
instructions for the forward looking
radar, visit the Bendix Literature
Center at www.bendix.com.
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Integrated Side Sensor (83895-100) Installation Notes (Formerly L-2005-09)
VORAD® Integrated Side Sensor 83895-100 (supersedes part number 83222-100)
In an effort to provide our customers with the latest in technological advancements, this new sensor has
been designed to directly replace all VORAD® (square face) side sensors and now supercedes all previous
replacement sensors part numbers.
This new sensor provides the driver with an enhanced degree of view as compared to the previous sensor
design. The pulse radar technology used in this sensor also allows it to detect stationary, as well as moving
objects, in its view.
Refer to the VORAD EVT-300 Driver Instructions (VODR-0030) for complete installation and operation
instructions.
Installation Notes:
The face of the side sensor should extend a minimum of 5/32" (4mm) beyond any surrounding surfaces or
objects within 6" from the sensor to prevent false detection.
Installation Instructions (replacing older square style sensor):
1. Remove the old side sensor from the mounting bracket and inspect the harness connector for damage
or corrosion.
2. Position the new side sensor over the square cutout on the mounting bracket or side skirt. Orientate
the sensor so the writing on the face of the sensor is parallel with the ground.
3. Mark the location of the three mounting holes with a marking tool and drill using a #11 drill bit.
4. Mount sensor using hardware kit supplied. Torque mounting screws 18-22 in-lb.
Note: Do not over torque mounting hardware to prevent damage to the sensor.
5. Connect the sensor to the wire harness, making sure the connectors are clean. Lubricate the connector
seal and terminals with an approved connector dielectric lubricant*.
* Bendix Connector Lubricant (Nyogel), Part Number 5000492 [2-gram foil packet].
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Function Test:
1. Before testing the sensor, make sure the sensor has a clear view of sight out to at least a 12 ft. diameter
test area. This is most important when testing indoors because this sensor will detect stationary
objects like walls, support posts, or tool chests.
2. Turn the vehicle ignition on (DO NOT START THE ENGINE) and make sure the VORAD® system powers
up with no faults (clear any historic faults).
3. Verify the side sensor display inside the vehicle cab indicates NO objects are detected. If the display
indicates object detection, make sure the area around the sensor is clear and the sensor mounting is
appropriate. In some cases, it may be necessary to move the vehicle to a clear area.
4. Test the sensor detection by holding a metallic target (min 10" x 10") at the sensor, two meters (6 ft.)
away from center. Move two meters to the left and then to the right, verifying the sensor detects the
target at all three locations (see illustration below).
Target
2M
Target
2M
Sensor
2M
Target
Note:
For maximum energy reflection when testing the sensor, keep the face of the test target aimed
directly at the sensor. The pattern above indicates the sensor’s maximum detection angle, and is
for testing only. The sensor may not detect all objects at these angles.
The sensor’s ability to detect depends on the composition of the target and its ability to reflect
pulse radar energy. The sensor may not detect humans, wood, or other non-metalic objects within
the sensor’s detection zone.
This drawing and/or technical information is the property of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC (Bendix CVS). Bendix CVS claims proprietary rights to the materials disclosed hereon. This
drawing and/or technical information is issued in confidence for engineering information only and may not be reproduced or used to manufacture anything shown or referred to hereon without
direct written consent from Bendix CVS to the user.
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