WABCO shows next gen OnLane lane departure warning system at MATS

WABCO unveiled its next-generation OnLane lane departure warning system (LDWS) during the 2016 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Kentucky. Benefiting commercial vehicle manufacturers, fleet operators, distributors, and drivers, WABCO’s latest generation advanced driver assistance system features a new, high resolution camera integrated with a SmartDrive video-based driver performance management system—an industry first.

WABCO’s OnLane is a camera-based LDWS that continuously monitors the vehicle’s position within lane markings. It alerts the driver via visual, audible, or haptic warnings to take corrective action when it detects unintentional lane changes. OnLane now links to SmartDrive’s driver performance management system, which incorporates video recording and near real-time video analysis. SmartDrive’s capabilities enable driver coaching to improve driving efficiency and support enhanced road safety.

Combining the innovations of two industry-leading technology innovators, WABCO’s latest generation OnLane also features a camera that combines the functionalities of lane marking detection and video streaming. It also delivers improved lane marking recognition due to an intelligent lane tracking algorithm. These newly combined capabilities eliminate the need for two forward-looking cameras previously required to provide the same functionality as the new OnLane.

“WABCO is proud to demonstrate its technology leadership by offering the industry’s first and only lane departure warning system with integrated video analytics,” said Jon Morrison, WABCO President, Americas. “WABCO’s OnLane demonstrates the powerful connectivity of comprehensive real-time data gathered from our advanced monitoring, control and braking systems and SmartDrive’s in-depth video analytics of driver behavior. Vehicle fleet owners gain access to a powerful new tool to help advance the safety and efficiency performance of their drivers and vehicles.”

WABCO’s OnLane enabled by SmartDrive represents the first product integration arising from WABCO’s strategic partnership with, and $20 million investment in, SmartDrive Systems, the California-based driving performance management solutions innovator.

WABCO officials also announced a major milestone of more than 100,000 OnGuard collision mitigation systems (CMS) sold in North America through its Meritor WABCO Joint Venture. WABCO’s OnGuard is a radar-based active safety system for commercial vehicles that offers collision warnings and collision mitigation with active braking on moving vehicles, as well as adaptive cruise control.

The OnGuard CMS detects vehicles ahead and measures the vehicle’s position in relation to others on the road to warn the driver of a possible rear-end collision via audible, visual and haptic warnings. Should the driver fail to take appropriate corrective action in time, the system automatically applies the brakes to help mitigate or prevent impending rear-end collisions.  ♦

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