Wabco to supply emergency braking technology to Hyundai

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Wabco Holding announced that it has entered into a long-term agreement with Hyundai Motor Co. to develop and supply Wabco’s OnGuardPlus system. OnGuardPLUS, an emergency braking system, is designed to reduce risk of colliding with moving vehicles ahead as well as decelerating vehicles ahead that come to a standstill, applying brakes in imminent collision situations and providing the driver with acoustic and visual warning. It autonomously initiates emergency braking, enables maximum possible deceleration and can bring the vehicle to a complete stop, Wabco says; it also reacts to stationary vehicles ahead, such as when approaching traffic congestion.

“We are pleased to demonstrate our own technology innovation through early adoption of Wabco’s OnGuardPlus system, an industry breakthrough in emergency braking which, indeed, creates added value for our customers,” says Sang Bock Park, principal research engineer for Hyundai Motor Co.

Wabco already is developing OnGuardPlus applications for Hyundai Motor’s new range of heavy-duty trucks, and the company expects to start deliveries of the systems for series production in 2013. Wabco also will supply the same Hyundai Motor commercial vehicles with adaptive cruise control, which is designed to adjust the truck’s speed automatically to maintain a preset distance to the moving vehicle ahead; it reacts with acoustic and visual warning, engine control and, if necessary, by partially applying the brakes.

“Wabco shares Hyundai Motor’s passion for excellence, and we are proud to contribute our new OnGuardPlus system as it offers their customers significantly advanced vehicle safety and increased driver effectiveness,” says Leon Liu, Wabco president, Asia. “This new business with Hyundai Motor also further strengthens Wabco’s leading position in Asia as we continue to create value for customers through access to our global engineering network.”