Major Fleets Integrate OnGuard Collision Safety System from Meritor WABCO
May 1, 2011
Meritor WABCO’s latest safety innovations, OnGuard™ Collision Safety System and SmartTrac™ Stability Control System have been integrated into North America’s premier transportation fleets, including Walmart and US Xpress.
Meritor WABCO’s leadership in advanced safety that reduces vehicle accidents and overall vehicle operating costs has led to the specification of Meritor WABCO safety systems by top fleets pioneering the new age of truck safety and technological innovation.
“These fleets pride themselves on making safety a priority in delivering outstanding service,” said Jon Morrison, president and general manager, Meritor WABCO, “It’s an honor they have recognized our proven safety innovations meet their standards.”
OnGuard is a forward-looking, radar-based collision safety system that can detect objects in a vehicle’s path and automatically engage the throttle, engine retarder, and apply the brakes when it senses an impending collision thereby assisting the driver in avoiding rear-end collisions. OnGuard is the first Collision Safety System with Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Active Braking that assists the driver in maintaining a safe following distance. Plus, it is a Collision Mitigation System (CMS) that detects a potential rear-end collision developing ahead and responds by braking as needed to assist the driver in avoiding a collision. OnGuard is the only collision Safety System that’s always on – even when cruise control is not engaged. The system is road proven in thousands of units operated by fleets across North America.
Meritor WABCO’s SmartTrac family represents ABS, automatic traction control (ATC), Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Roll Stability Control (RSC). These systems have demonstrated proven performance in assisting the driver in reducing vehicle accidents and reducing overall vehicle operating costs. Meritor WABCO has approximately 100,000 SmartTrac systems sold.
Meritor WABCO is a joint venture of ArvinMeritor, (NYSE:ARM) and the WABCO Automotive Control Systems, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of WABCO Holdings, Inc.•
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