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March 19, 2019

Wabco and SmartDrive team on safety suite

Wabco Holdings is collaborating with SmartDrive Systems to provide safety event video recording through the Wabco OnLane camera.

By Rhodri Morgan

Wabco Holdings is collaborating with SmartDrive Systems to provide safety event video recording through the Wabco OnLane camera.

SmartDrive is video-based safety and transportation intelligence, which Wabco maintains is being adopted by a growing number of fleets in order to monitor and improve driver performance.

SmartDrive video event recording joins existing technologies such as lane departure warning and active lane keeping assist, which are possible through the application of one camera.

The 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 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 Wabco president, Americas, Jon Morrison. 

“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.

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