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Meritor Wabco Honored by Frost & Sullivan

April 09, 2009

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Meritor Wabco has been awarded the 2009 North American Industry Innovation & Advancement of the Year Award in Class 6-8 truck safety systems by Frost & Sullivan for the joint venture's OnGuard collision safety system.


According to Frost & Sullivan, the new product represents a significant safety upgrade over competing systems. The technology is in use today in over 1,400 heavy-duty trucks across North America.

The system uses forward-looking radar sensor technology - featuring advanced algorithms - to detect multiple moving and fixed objects at distances up to 500 feet away. It quickly and reliably coordinates the engine, transmission and anti-lock braking systems. Through audible and visual warnings, the system optimizes braking reaction time. If a safe distance is compromised, OnGuard then automatically engages the throttle, engine brake and foundation brakes if necessary.

"This represents a significant step forward in an industry where growth and development has largely depended on systems that provide safety at the lowest possible cost," explains Neeleu Singh, Research Analyst of Frost & Sullivan.

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