At IAA, WABCO moves a step closer to truck autonomy18 September 2018

At IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018, which opens to the public on 20 September, the theme of component and systems supplier WABCO (Hall 16, stand B10) is ‘mobilising vehicle intelligence.’

WABCO is integrating the complex control and fail-safe systems required to efficiently and safely govern vehicle dynamics at every stage of the vehicle’s journey ─ on the highway, in the city and at the depot.

WABCO’s OnGuard is an industry-leading suite of scalable and modular collision mitigation solutions. Utilizing 77GHz radar, OnGuardACTIVE can now provide up to full autonomous emergency braking on moving and stationary vehicles from a highway speed up to 80 km per hour – even in poor visibility conditions.

OnLane is a suite of scalable and modular lane keeping solutions. At IAA 2018, WABCO launches OnLaneASSIST, an active steering system integrated with Mobileye EyeQ 4 camera technology. This system actively intervenes to correct the vehicle’s driving path when unintended lane drifting is detected.

OnCity is a suite of active safety solutions for urban environments. It initially consists of a radar-based and easy to retrofit system to assist drivers during turning maneuvers in these settings, helping to prevent accidents with cyclists or pedestrians.

Also launched, but not in the video, are

  • A new design of MAXX air disc brakes, in what the company claims is the commercial vehicle industry’s first global, modular single-piston platform.
  • WABCO TRAXEE – fleet management specifically designed for small- and medium-sized fleets.
  • eTrailer – an electric trailer equipped with an electric motor and its associated control system said to be the commercial vehicle industry’s first prototype that uniquely connects truck and trailer vehicle controls. The prototype uses an intelligent electric motor control to recuperate electric energy during braking, which can then be reutilized to power the vehicle’s traction or to operate onboard electric auxiliaries. Commercial fleet operators will be able to connect eTrailer to a truck equipped with WABCO’s intelligent braking and stability control systems, which could maximize operating efficiency of the truck-trailer combination. In addition, WABCO estimates that its eTrailer could deliver fuel savings up to 20 percent on short-haul routes and up to 10 percent for long-haul routes.

Will Dalrymple

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