Meritor WABCO updates lane departure warning system

News Truck Parts and Service Staff December 20, 2013

Meritor WABCO has introduced a new option for OnLane, its innovative lane departure warning system, which enhances OnLane with the ability to record and save videos of critical safety events. The new video safety option is available now.

“This additional and robust safety feature responds to specific needs of fleet customers that utilize the most advanced, integrated safety components, including stability control, traction control, collision mitigation and lane departure warning,” says Carsten Duevell, senior director, Vehicle Control Systems, Meritor WABCO. “Critical event video-capturing is a valuable enhancement to our Integrated Safety Systems product line.”

Meritor WABCO’s OnLane, powered with SafeTraK technology by Takata, is a vision-based lane departure warning system, the company says. It is designed to monitor road markings and the vehicle’s position in the lane. The system delivers distinct audible warnings to the driver encouraging the use of turn signals, if the vehicle leaves its lane unintentionally. In addition, Meritor WABCO says OnLane is equipped with the industry’s only driver alertness warning (DAW) feature, which detects erratic or degraded driving based on lane weaving and provides a warning to the driver. This DAW safety feature helps drivers stay aware of dangerous driving situations caused by fatigue or distraction.

Meritor WABCO’s new video-capturing feature is triggered by critical events, such as sudden deceleration. When a critical safety event occurs, the system will capture forward-looking color video of the scene ahead for the 10 seconds before – and five seconds after – the start of the event, the company says. The enhanced OnLane system automatically stores the 20 most recent videos, the company adds.