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Enhanced OnLane Warning System

Posted: August 1, 2014

Meritor WABCO has announced a new option for OnLane, its lane-departure warning system, namely the ability to record and save videos of critical safety-oriented events. The new option is available now.

The company says the new feature responds to the specific needs of fleet customers that use other advanced, integrated safety components, including stability control, traction control, and collision mitigation.

OnLane, powered with SafeTraK technology by Takata, is a vision-based warning system designed to monitor road markings and the vehicle’s position in the lane. It delivers distinct audible warnings to the driver if the vehicle leaves its lane unintentionally, encouraging the use of turn signals. It’s equipped with what is said to be the industry’s only driver-alertness warning feature, which detects erratic or degraded driving based on lane weaving and then provides a warning to the driver. It helps drivers stay aware of dangerous driving caused by fatigue or distraction.

The new video-capturing feature is triggered by critical events such as sudden deceleration. When such an event occurs, the system will capture forward-looking color video of the scene ahead for the 10 seconds before – and five seconds after – the start of the event. The OnLane system automatically stores the 20 most recent videos, which can be downloaded manually using Meritor WABCO’s Toolbox 11.0 diagnostic software. The video download function is included with the purchase of Toolbox 11.0.

Vehicle alerts and warnings can be transmitted to fleet-management systems through telematics.

OnLane’s one-box design allows for quick and simple installation. It can be installed as a retrofit to existing vehicles, in addition to OEM line build.

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