WABCO Links With SmartDrive

ATLANTA, Georgia, USA – March 18, 2019 – WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC), a leading global supplier of braking control systems and other advanced technologies for commercial vehicles, announced that it has collaborated with SmartDrive Systems, Inc. to provide safety-event video recording through the WABCO OnLane™ camera system.

SmartDrive is an industry leader in video-based safety and transportation intelligence, which a growing number of fleets are adopting in order to monitor and improve driver performance, reduce the likelihood of collisions and help exonerate not-at-fault drivers.

SmartDrive video event recording is yet another capability added to the WABCO OnLane product family, joining existing technologies such as lane departure warning and active lane keeping assist, which are all possible through the application of one camera. This new service offering is exclusive to WABCO and is focused on capturing several safety-related events by combining the SmartDrive SR4 video telematics platform with the WABCO OnLaneALERT™ lane departure warning system. Fleets will be able to add this service without the need to invest in additional cameras, providing easy access to a video-enabled active safety suite.

“This additional functionality completes our vision of a comprehensive active safety suite by combining our proven active steering and ADAS products with video documentation of critical events that affect driver and fleet safety, liability and operating costs,” said Jon Morrison, WABCO President, Americas. “Our collaboration with SmartDrive enables us to extend our technology leadership by providing a complete, single-source platform that can help fleets achieve an additional level of safety.”

As part of the service, fleets will be able to use the integrated solutions to record a range of safety- related events, including collisions and ADAS triggers, including:

  • Lane departure warning
  • Forward collision warning
  • Short following
  • Roll stability
  • Fishtailing
  • ABS events

The use of this feature supports fleets on performance and risk monitoring, training/coaching and to assist in exonerating the driver and fleet of liability following a not-at-fault accident.

As with WABCO active steering and ADAS solutions, the SmartDrive system is compatible with many commercial vehicle nameplates, enabling fleets operating multiple brands of trucks to implement a single, comprehensive safety platform across all assets.

The new SmartDrive system is available for new trucks using OnLaneALERT and as a retrofit option for all trucks in the fleet.

David Kiley
David Kiley

David Kiley is Chief of Content for The BRAKE Report. Kiley is an award-winning business journalist and author, having covered the auto industry for USA Today, Businessweek, AOL/Huffington Post, as well as written articles for Automobile and Popular Mechanics.