WABCO offers retrofit safety systems

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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.

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John G. Smith is the editorial director of Newcom Media's trucking and supply chain publications -- including Today's Trucking, trucknews.com, TruckTech, Transport Routier, and Road Today. The award-winning journalist has covered the trucking industry since 1995.

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