OnGuardACTIVE is an advanced driver assistance system that provides the driver with acoustic, visual and haptic alerts in potentially dangerous situations. The system will also engage the braking system to prevent a collision with a moving or stationary vehicle in the event the driver does not respond soon enough. The system is always on for vehicle speeds above 15mph even when cruise control is disabled.
The adaptive cruise control function will help reduce driver fatigue in congested traffic and make cruise control a more useful feature by automatically adjusting vehicle speed relative to the vehicle ahead in order to maintain a pre-set following distance.
“Providing our customers with the best possible solutions for the safety of the driver is the top priority for Peterbilt,” said Peterbilt Chief Engineer, Scott Newhouse. “Adding WABCO’s OnGuardACTIVE to the medium-duty line up is a big step towards giving those customers an option to increase safety.”
The safety system will be available for order on Peterbilt Models 337 and 348 beginning March 2018. The Model 220 availability is scheduled for mid-year 2018.
About Peterbilt Motors Company
Peterbilt Motors Company, located in Denton, Texas, has a global reputation for superior quality, industry leading design, innovative engineering and fuel-efficient solutions, and is recognized as the “Class” of the industry. Peterbilt provides a comprehensive array of aftermarket support programs through its 350-plus North American dealer locations that complement its full lineup of on-highway, vocational and medium duty products, including alternative fuel vehicles. Peterbilt offers industry-leading service and support, including preventive maintenance plans, expedited Rapid Check diagnostic services, automated parts inventory replenishment and 24/7 complimentary Customer Assistance through 1-800-4-Peterbilt. For more information about Peterbilt, visit www.peterbilt.com.