WABCO, a leading global supplier of technologies that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles, has unveiled its next generation OnLane lane departure warning system (LDWS).
Introduced at the 2016 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS), LDWS benefits commercial vehicle manufacturers, fleet operators, distributors and drivers. The advanced driver assistance system features a new, high-resolution camera integrated with a SmartDrive video-based driver performance management system – an industry first.
WABCO’s OnLane is a camera-based LDWS that continuously monitors the vehicle’s position within lane markings. It alerts the driver via visual, audible or haptic warnings to take corrective action when it detects unintentional lane changes. OnLane now links to SmartDrive’s driver performance management system, which incorporates video recording and near real-time video analysis. SmartDrive’s capabilities enable driver coaching to improve driving efficiency and support enhanced road safety.
Combining the innovations of two industry-leading technology innovators, WABCO’s latest generation OnLane also features a camera that combines the functionalities of lane marking detection and video streaming. It also delivers improved lane marking recognition due to an intelligent lane-tracking algorithm. These newly combined capabilities eliminate the need for two forward-looking cameras previously required to provide the same functionality as the new OnLane.
“WABCO is proud to demonstrate its technology leadership by offering the industry’s first and only lane departure warning system with integrated video analytics,” said Jon Morrison, WABCO president, Americas. “WABCO’s OnLane demonstrates the powerful connectivity of comprehensive real-time data gathered from our advanced monitoring, control and braking systems and SmartDrive’s in-depth video analytics of driver behavior. Vehicle fleet owners gain access to a powerful new tool to help advance the safety and efficiency performance of their drivers and vehicles.”
WABCO’s OnLane enabled by SmartDrive represents the first product integration arising from WABCO’s strategic partnership with, and $20 million investment in, SmartDrive Systems, the California-based driving performance management solutions innovator.