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Advanced Radar System Featured on Meritor Wabco OnGuard

August 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

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Meritor Wabco introduced the next generation of its OnGuard collision safety system, featuring advancements in its radar-based technology.


This system, which integrates collision warning, adaptive cruise with active braking and collision mitigation, will be available on every vehicle ordered with OnGuard after Oct. 1.

The new OnGuard system features improved object tracking performance and immediately available stationary object warning capability. It is designed to integrate stationary object braking capability in the near future. Improvements include:

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-Advanced radar resolution and robust tracking designed to minimize false warnings from very small, inanimate objects.

-Evasive maneuver check, giving the system visibility into adjacent lanes. If the system recognizes the potential for a rear-end collision and detects an object in an adjacent lane, it is designed to detect that the vehicle cannot perform an evasive maneuver and apply the brakes sooner. The earlier the system brakes, the higher the likelihood of avoiding a crash.

-Auto alignment, which makes the radar more resistant to misalignment to ensure robust operation. This feature is designed to eliminate the need to perform small, manual adjustments during installation and over time due to normal operating conditions.

-Improved driver display with a larger, higher-resolution screen shaped for easier orientation on the vehicle dashboard.

When faced with a serious accident threat, the next generation OnGuard system is designed to brake the vehicle more aggressively than the current system's limit of one-third to one-half of a full brake application with the improved object detection.

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