WABCO Holdings has entered into a strategic partnership with Hino Trucks.
WABCO is supplier of technologies and services that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles. Hino Trucks is a commercial truck brand.
WABCO will provide its latest generation braking control technology and a range of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) for Hino Trucks. These include modular braking system platform mBSP™ to enable anti-lock braking (ABS), ESCsmart™ Electronic Stability Control and products.
Hino is making heavy-duty truck debut in North America and will launch all-new XL Series line of Class 7 and 8 heavy-duty trucks that will begin series production in early 2019.
Hino will also offer this range of heavy-duty trucks with WABCO’s OnLaneALERT™ Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS). Helping drivers to avoid unintentional lane drifting, the most common accident involving heavy-duty vehicles, OnLaneALERT utilizes a forward-looking, windshield-mounted camera to monitor the vehicle’s position within its highway lane.
When the system detects the vehicle crossing its driving lane markings without a turn signal having been previously activated, OnLaneALERT provides an audible warning from the side of the vehicle affected. This alert prompts the driver to take corrective action to help prevent potential collisions or road run-offs.
The company will also be offering OnGuardACTIVE that assist truck drivers to recognize and respond to potentially dangerous traffic or weather conditions that could lead to a rear-end collision with moving or stationary vehicles ahead. This radar-only system provides acoustic, visual and haptic alerts to prompt the driver’s response to imminent collisions. If the driver does not take corrective action, OnGuardACTIVE can autonomously apply the brakes and can bring the vehicle to a complete stop.
Hino Trucks, a Toyota Group Company, assembles, sells, and services a lineup of Class 4-8 diesel commercial trucks in the United States.