Friday, October 18

WABCO Launches TailGUARD Rear Blind Spot Detection System


Source: WABCO

Auburn Hills, Mich. – WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC), the leading global supplier of braking control systems and other advanced technologies that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles, Wednesday introduced TailGUARD™ for commercial trailers in North America at the National Tank Trailer Carriers (NTTC) Tank Truck Week 2019 fall meeting in Nashville, TN. 

TailGUARD is a rear-blind-spot-detection system with active braking designed to help mitigate rearward collisions. Active braking is enabled when paired with WABCO Roll Stability Support (RSS) on trailers. TailGUARD monitors stationary and moving objects behind the trailer, such as pedestrians, vehicles, cargo and infrastructure, to activate vehicle brakes to slow or stop the vehicle to prevent impending collisions. Sensors mounted to the trailer monitor an approximately six-feet radius, and activate if the brakes are not applied within two or more feet of the object. 

“TailGUARD is part of WABCO’s Intelligent Trailer Program solutions, which enable manufacturers to differentiate their products in a crowded marketplace by offering options to decrease running costs, reduce downtime and enhance safety for their fleet partners,” said Jon Morrison, President, WABCO Americas. “TailGUARD expands blind spot monitoring to the rear of the tractor-trailer combination, in keeping with WABCO’s commitment to extend safety around the entire vehicle. We anticipate TailGUARD will help drivers more safely maneuver their trailers, prevent unnecessary damage to their equipment and their surroundings, and ultimately contribute to WABCO’s mission to save lives.”

WABCO is demonstrating TailGUARD at NTTC in partnership with EnTrans International and Circle K Stores, Inc. 

About WABCO

WABCO is the leading global supplier of braking control systems and other advanced technologies that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles. Originating from the Westinghouse Air Brake Company founded 150 years ago, the company is powerfully “Mobilizing Vehicle Intelligence” to support the increasingly autonomous, connected and electric future of the commercial vehicle industry. WABCO continues to pioneer innovations to address key technology milestones in autonomous mobility and apply its extensive expertise to integrate the complex control and fail-safe systems required to efficiently and safely govern vehicle dynamics at every stage of a vehicle’s journey – on the highway, in the city and at the depot. Today, leading truck, bus and trailer brands worldwide rely on WABCO’s differentiating technologies. Powered by its vision for accident-free driving and greener transportation solutions, the company is also at the forefront of advanced fleet management systems and digital services that contribute to commercial fleet efficiency. In 2018, WABCO reported sales of over $3.8 billion and has more than 16,000 employees in 40 countries. For more information, visit www.wabco-auto.com.

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