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WABCO unveils technology to protect pedestrians and cyclists in traffic

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Staff Writer | September 21, 2016
WABCO Holdings announced its OnCity Urban Turning Assist system, the technology to help protect pedestrians and cyclists in city traffic.
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Technology   OnCity Urban Turning Assist
OnCity, a unique and convenient single-sensor solution invented by WABCO, is the commercial vehicle industry’s first collision avoidance system that uses LiDAR technology for the purpose of object detection.

Innovatively engineered for trucks, buses and tractor-trailers, WABCO’s OnCity advanced driver assistance system also delivers the industry’s widest field-of-view – up to 180 degrees – using a single sensor for safety monitoring to help protect vulnerable road users located on the vehicle’s blindside.

OnCity detects and distinguishes moving and stationary objects, including pedestrians and cyclists.

OnCity Urban Turning Assist visually and acoustically alerts the driver regarding a potential collision with unprotected road users both right before and during a turning maneuver.

OnCity Urban Turning Assist visually and acoustically alerts the driver regarding a potential collision with unprotected road users both right before and during a turning maneuver.

It can autonomously apply the brake to prevent collisions should the driver fail to take corrective action. OnCity performs reliably with high precision during nighttime, in blinding sunshine and even in low visibility conditions.

According to a 2013 report issued by a major truck manufacturer based in Europe, more than 20,000 vulnerable road users are injured or die annually due to collisions with commercial vehicles in cities across Europe.

It can autonomously apply the brake to prevent collisions should the driver fail to take corrective action. OnCity performs reliably with high precision during nighttime, in blinding sunshine and even in low visibility conditions.

According to a 2013 report issued by a major truck manufacturer based in Europe, more than 20,000 vulnerable road users are injured or die annually due to collisions with commercial vehicles in cities across Europe.

WABCO announced that it is working with Peloton Technology to advance an innovative solution for truck platooning, integrating commercial vehicle-to-vehicle communication and other automation technologies that further improve safety and fuel efficiency.

Based in Mountain View, California, U.S.A., privately held Peloton is an industry-leading provider of connected and automated vehicle solutions.

By electronically linking two or more tractor-trailers to form virtual road-trains on highways, platooning increases fuel economy by more than 7%, namely up to 4.5% for the lead truck and up to 10% for following trucks due to improved aerodynamics, according to independent evaluation by the North American Council on Freight Efficiency and further validation by the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Department of Transportation.

WABCO will contribute to this work with its industry-leading portfolio of braking, advanced stability and emergency braking systems, including predictive cruise control. Peloton will bring its proprietary platooning technologies, which are currently under testing on U.S. highways.


 

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