WABCO Holdings Inc., the leading global supplier of braking control systems and other advanced technologies that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles, has unveiled a new version of the industry leading OnGuardACTIVE collision mitigation system. OnGuardACTIVE is a radar-based active safety system that provides forward collision warning, active braking and adaptive cruise control to assist drivers in recognizing and responding to situations that could lead to a rear-end collision.
The newest version of OnGuardACTIVE allows for a full stop from up to 37 mph (60 kph) through active braking after detecting stopped, stationary and moving objects. The OnGuardACTIVE system offers improved object detection via enhanced filtering capabilities of the integrated far- and near-range dual-beam radar. The system detects objects up to 650 ft. ahead, allowing the driver to take evasive action, if necessary.
“WABCO was the industry pioneer in active braking technology for commercial vehicles in 2007, and our global engineering organization has helped ensure that OnGuardACTIVE remains the benchmark for system functionality and performance more than a decade later,” says Jon Morrison, WABCO President, Americas. “Each new generation of this system marks an important step forward in helping fleets dramatically reduce the incidence and expense of rear-end collisions.”
OnGuardACTIVE helps reduce rear-end collisions by up to 87%.* When a collision might be imminent, the system alerts the driver through a dedicated warning sequence that begins with a visual alert, then emits a series of audible warnings followed by a haptic brake pulse to quicken the driver’s response. If the driver does not take corrective action, the system automatically reduces engine torque and applies the foundation brakes to prevent or mitigate the rear-end collision. Unlike camera-based technology, OnGuardACTIVE is reliable in low visibility situations, such as fog or inclement weather, thus improving visual detection and active safety. In addition, the system’s adaptive cruise control improves the comfort and overall driving experience for the vehicle operator by automatically adjusting the vehicle’s speed to maintain a safe following distance.
WABCO OnGuardACTIVE is available for most vehicle types. All system components are engineered for extended durability and easy maintenance.
*As reported by fleets at WABCO’s Fleet Advisory Council, 2014