Meritor WABCO Offering Mid-America Trucking Show Attendees an OnGuard™ Ride-n-Drive Experience
Meritor WABCO Vehicle Control Systems will be demonstrating its OnGuardCollision Safety System during a free ride-n-drive event at the Mid-America Trucking Show held March 22-23. Visit booth #99500 located in the back of the South Wing of the Kentucky Exposition Center during show hours for the opportunity to ride in an OnGuard-equipped vehicle and see the technology in action.
“We conducted the OnGuardride-n-drive last year at the Mid-America Trucking Show and had an exceptional response in participation and feedback,” said Mark Melletat, director of Field Operations, Meritor WABCO. “Our company is looking forward to once again providing the commercial vehicle industry with the opportunity to experience OnGuardfirst-hand.”
OnGuardis the first “always on” collision safety system, providing vehicles with an active braking system regardless if the cruise control is engaged. Leading the industry with more than 20,000 units sold and more than 2.5 billion miles of proven road experience since its industry introduction in 2007, OnGuardis a proven safety technology that assists drivers in recognizing and responding to potentially dangerous driving scenarios that could lead to a rear-end collision. It is available today on vehicles from three major truck manufacturers in North America.
The OnGuardsystem features a forward-looking radar sensor that monitors the distance, speed and deceleration of a vehicle ahead and, if necessary, alerts the driver to take appropriate action using an in-cab display. If the driver doesn’t immediately decelerate the vehicle in response to a potential collision, the Collision Mitigation System (CMS) integrated within OnGuardautomatically de-throttles the engine and provides up to a 50 percent full-service brake application to help the driver avoid or reduce the severity of a rear-end collision.
Meritor WABCO components are backed by more than 150 service and aftermarket representatives across North America for post-sale support.
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 global suppliers 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 the JV the industry’s most extensive service and support network; while WABCO Automotive Control Systems, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of WABCO Holdings, Inc. provides breakthrough technologies and control systems for the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles.For more information, visit meritorwabco.com.
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