WABCO has introduced OnLaneASSIST, a safety technology for heavy- and medium-duty trucks and buses. It is the first application of active steering technology in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). The launch follows the company’s recent acquisition of R.H. Sheppard Co., Inc., a key supplier of industry-leading steering technologies for commercial vehicles, and signing of a cooperation agreement with Nexteer Automotive, a global leader in intuitive motion control.
WABCO’s OnLaneASSIST helps improve commercial vehicle safety and driver comfort by avoiding collisions related to unintentional lane departures. It leverages unique active steering technology and a forward-looking camera to provide active lane correction functionality. It also detects lane markings and continuously evaluates the vehicle’s position relative to them. It distinguishes between planned lane changes and lane drifting. In case of lane drifting, the system autonomously intervenes before the vehicle unintendedly leaves its lane by applying a correction torque to the steering wheel to return the vehicle towards the lane center. It also smoothly releases the torque as soon as the proper driving path is reestablished.