Meritor WABCO Vehicle Control Systems has introduced its OnGuard system, a forward-looking radar-based adaptive cruise control system that the company says is the first to employ active braking.
Meritor WABCO unveiled the system Feb. 2 in Orlando, Fla., to a gathering of journalists and fleet operators at the annual meeting of the Technology & Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations.
Also at the TMC meeting: Eaton Corp. outlined the safety features of its new hybrid-electric power systems to address concerns fleet owners might have regarding the use of high-voltage electrical propulsion on commercial vehicles;
The Future Truck Committee discussed a laundry list of potential topics being considered for its Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Army;
The next-generation handheld diagnostic scan tool from Nexiq Technologies – Pro-Link iQ – features a large color display that technicians navigate using a touch-sensitive screen;
RapidWarranty.com’s warranty claims transaction processing service is designed to allow fleets to use the Internet to file warranty claims with OEMs and suppliers;
TireStamp, a provider of tire pressure monitoring and tire asset management systems, has developed TireVigil InTow, a system to monitor trailer tires; and
URO Shackle & Suspension Systems introduced “E” Life Series replacement cartridges for transverse and longitudinal torque rods, a family of free rotational ellipsoid straddle mount and tapered torque rod bushings for myriad applications.
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