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 15 MPH, even when cruise control is disabled.
“Providing our customers with the best possible solutions for the safety of the driver is the top priority for Peterbilt,” said Scott Newhouse, Peterbilt’s chief engineer. “Adding WABCO’s OnGuardActive to the medium-duty lineup 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 this month. The Model 220 (pictured above) availability is scheduled by mid-year 2018.