WABCO Holdings Inc.

WABCO Holdings Inc.

March 25, 2015 06:00 ET

WABCO Introduces OnGuardACTIVE™ Collision Mitigation System to North America

- Superior Radar Provides Over 30% Longer Range Allowing for Earlier Recognition of Potentially Critical Driving Situations

- "All Season System" Leverages 77GHz Radar to Deliver Better Performance in Poor Visibility Driving Conditions

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM and LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY--(Marketwired - March 25, 2015) - WABCO (NYSE:WBC) (www.wabco-auto.com), a leading innovator and global supplier of technologies that improve the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles, will launch its most advanced Collision Mitigation System (CMS) for trucks and buses in North America. WABCO's OnGuardACTIVE™ features superior radar and is effective in all seasons.

WABCO made the announcement leading up to the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS), one of the largest heavy-duty trucking industry events in the world, held from March 26-28, 2015, in Louisville, Kentucky (USA).

WABCO's OnGuardACTIVE utilizes a powerful 77GHz radar sensor that maintains the system's high performance in all weather conditions. Its superior performance is particularly vital in poor visibility situations such as white outs, heavy rain, dense fog, blinding sunshine or night time driving when camera-based sensors used on other collision mitigation systems may be impaired.

OnGuardACTIVE's radar offers up to five times higher bandwidth than 24GHz radar-based collision mitigation systems available in the market. The system's dual mode function addresses both long range and adjacent lane views. This enables higher accuracy in object detection, and a more than 30 percent longer range than alternative systems. OnGuardACTIVE is capable of analyzing traffic up to 650 feet ahead, thus recognizing impending critical driving situations earlier.

WABCO's OnGuardACTIVE alerts the driver to potentially critical driving situations via acoustic, visual and haptic signals. Should the vehicle operator fail to take corrective action, the system provides active braking on moving, stopping and stationary vehicles to mitigate or prevent impending rear-end collisions. OnGuardACTIVE is capable of delivering up to full braking on moving and stopping vehicles and can bring the vehicle to a complete stop. It can also deliver partial braking on stationary vehicles.

"WABCO's new OnGuardACTIVE is our most advanced collision mitigation system," said Nik Varty, WABCO President, Americas. "Rain or shine, foggy or clear, drivers constantly travel on America's roads. They need a system that works as hard as they do to keep them and their vehicles safe whatever the season. OnGuardACTIVE's superior radar technology is up to the task."

Added Varty: "Our long range and high precision radar detects moving, stopping or stationary vehicles early, giving drivers precious time to manage hazardous driving situations."

WABCO is a market leader in collision mitigation systems for the commercial vehicle industry in North America. The company has sold more than 80,000 OnGuard™ collision mitigation systems in the U.S. alone having protected customers collectively for more than 9.5 billion miles.

OnGuardACTIVE will be sold and supported in North America by Meritor WABCO.

WABCO at MATS 2015

Booth 32805 in the South Wing, Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, Kentucky, March 26-28, 2015

WABCO Press Briefing

March 25, from 9:30 to 10:00 AM, Conference Room C105 in the South Wing. Accredited journalists may contact Sarah Moore at smoore@millerschingroup.com for more information.

Meritor WABCO Ride-N-Drive

OnGuard collision mitigation system and OnLane departure warning "Ride-N-Drive," March 26-28, 2015. Interested parties may sign up for the demonstration at WABCO booth 32805.


WABCO (NYSE:WBC) is a leading innovator and global supplier of technologies that improve the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles. Founded nearly 150 years ago, WABCO continues to pioneer breakthrough products and systems for braking, stability, suspension, transmission automation, and aerodynamics. Today, all of the world's leading truck, bus and trailer manufacturers have WABCO technologies onboard. In addition, WABCO provides the industry with advanced fleet management solutions and aftermarket services. WABCO reported sales of $2.9 billion in 2014. The company is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, and has 11,000 employees worldwide. For more information, visit www.wabco-auto.com.

About Meritor WABCO

Meritor WABCO is a North American joint venture focused on the development and delivery of proven, integrated safety technology and efficiency components. These include braking systems and controls, active safety systems, and suspension and control systems for commercial vehicles in North America. Two leading parent companies back Meritor WABCO, each with more than 100 year legacies. Meritor, Inc. (NYSE:MTOR), a supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets, provides Meritor WABCO the industry's most extensive service and support network; while WABCO Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:WBC), is a leading global supplier of technologies and control systems for the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles, pioneering breakthrough electronic, mechanical and mechatronic technologies for braking, collision mitigation, stability control and transmission automation systems. For more information, visit www.meritorwabco.com.

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