Navistar is now offering IMMI’s RollTek seat as an option on its International ProStar Class 8 on-highway trucks; an optional feature available immediately, the OEM said.
The RollTek safety system combines advanced seat belt technology and side airbag protection to significantly reduce the potential for death or serious injury in a rollover, Navistar noted.
A sensor located behind the seat constantly monitors the angular position of the vehicle, activating a series of safety systems if it detects an imminent rollover.
When activated, the RollTek seat system deploys side-roll airbags, tightens the safety belt and lowers the seat to help reduce injury risk and maximize safety for operators, Navistar noted
“Incorporating the advanced RollTek protection system into our heavy truck portfolio is a reflection of our listening to our customers and providing them with an option when a collision is unavoidable, said Bill Kozek, president of Navistar Truck and Parts, in a statement.
“Today’s trucking companies are increasingly looking for smart technologies that can deliver an added margin of safety and productivity,” added Steve Gilligan, Navistar’s VP-product marketing. “The RollTek safety system provides best-in-class protection that contributes to drivers’ safety and peace of mind.”