WABCO Holdings Inc., entered into a strategic partnership with Hino Trucks to provide its latest generation braking control technology and a range of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) for Hino Trucks’ forthcoming heavy-duty truck debut in North America.
WABCO will furnish Hino Trucks with a range of technologies from its portfolio of safety and vehicle control technologies to support Hino’s all-new XL Series line of Class 7 and Class 8 heavy-duty trucks which will begin series production in early 2019. These include WABCO’s breakthrough modular braking system platform mBSP to enable anti-lock braking (ABS), ESCsmart Electronic Stability Control, and products from its suite of industry-leading ADAS technologies.
Hino will offer their new XL7 and XL8 trucks with WABCO’s breakthrough OnGuardACTIVE collision mitigation system onboard. With powerfully differentiating performance, particularly in low visibility conditions, OnGuardACTIVE assists truck drivers to recognize and respond to potentially dangerous traffic or weather conditions that could lead to a rear-end collision with moving or stationary vehicles ahead.
This radar-only system provides acoustic, visual and haptic alerts to prompt the driver’s response to imminent collisions. If the driver does not take corrective action, OnGuardACTIVE can autonomously apply the brakes and can bring the vehicle to a complete stop.
Hino will also offer this range of heavy-duty trucks with WABCO’s OnLaneALERT Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS). Helping drivers to avoid unintentional lane drifting, the most common accident involving heavy-duty vehicles, OnLaneALERT utilizes a forward-looking, windshield-mounted camera to monitor the vehicle’s position within its highway lane.
When the system detects the vehicle crossing its driving lane markings without a turn signal having been previously activated, OnLaneALERT provides an audible warning from the side of the vehicle affected. This alert prompts the driver to take corrective action to help prevent potential collisions or road run-offs.