WABCO has announced that it has signed a $950 million long-term agreement with one of the world’s top manufacturers of commercial vehicles. Under the eight-year agreement, WABCO will equip two of the original equipment manufacturers (OEM) brands with its braking, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and efficiency technologies.
As part of the wide-ranging agreement, the OEM is also confirmed as WABCO’s lead customer for its next-generation OnGuardACTIVE Advanced Emergency Braking System (AEBS) solution with series production planned for 2019.
Featuring a new radar sensor which offers the commercial vehicle industry’s longest radar detection range, as well as the widest near-range field of view, WABCO’s OnGuardACTIVE can now provide up to full autonomous emergency braking on moving and stationary vehicles from a highway speed up to 80 km per hour – even in poor visibility conditions.
As its full system supplier of EBS and ADAS, WABCO will additionally equip the OEM’s new electric vehicles. WABCO is also closely collaborating with the OEM on its platooning program.
WABCO and the OEM are additionally both contributing to the ENSEMBLE innovation consortium, co-funded by the European Union, which is seeking to develop and demonstrate multi-brand truck platooning in Europe.
Source: Press Release