Wabco is ensuring advanced safety systems are not limited to the newest equipment off an assembly line.
OnSide and OnGuardActive systems are now both available as retrofit kits, introducing collision-mitigation technology onto existing trucks.
OnSide Blind Spot Detection uses radar to monitor a 160-degree blind spot range, and will sound a warning if any cars are in that space.
OnGuardActive is a radar-based system that can offer collision mitigation, adaptive cruise control, and forward collision warnings. It can actively apply the brakes to help avoid or mitigate a rear-end collision.
Meanwhile, the company’s SafeStart family of products includes the puck-like Dump Box Position Sensor Retrofit that will warn drivers if dump bodies are still extended when a truck exceeds a programmed speed. It uses non-contact magnet sensors rather than mechanical plunger switches, which the company says will extend durability.