WABCO introduces updated active safety system with alerts, autonomous braking

WABCO_OnGuardACTIVE_Press_GraphicWABCO launched its most advanced collision mitigation system yet at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., this week.

Nik Varty, president of WABCO’s North American business, said the new OnGuardACTIVE system uses a 77 GHz radar to provide higher target visibility at longer ranges. The new system is more accurate, he says, and can actively track both moving and stationary targets to provide even greater collision avoidance measures. The new radar system works in all weather conditions, and a dual-mode allows both long-range and adjacent lane views.

Varty says OnGuardACTIVE alerts the driver to potentially critical driving situations via acoustic, visual and vibration signals. Should the vehicle operator fail to take corrective action, the system provides active braking on moving, stopping and stationary vehicles to mitigate or prevent impending rear-end collisions. Additionally, OnGuardACTIVE is capable of delivering up to full braking on moving and stopping vehicles and can bring the vehicle to a complete stop. It can also deliver partial braking on stationary vehicles.