WABCO, SmartDrive collaborate on safety event video recording platform

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Updated Mar 22, 2019

WABCO, at ATA‘s Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting in Atlanta Tuesday, announced a collaboration with SmartDrive Systems to provide safety event video recording through the WABCO OnLane camera system.

SmartDrive video event recording joins existing technologies like lane departure warning and active lane keeping assist – which are all possible through the application of one camera – in the WABCO OnLane product family.

The new WABCO-exclusive service offering is focused on capturing several safety related events by combining the SmartDrive SR4 video telematics platform with the WABCO OnLaneALERT lane departure warning system. Fleets will be able to add this service without the need to invest in additional cameras, providing easy access to a video-enabled active safety suite.

WABCO President, Americas Jon Morrison says the additional functionality completes the company’s vision of a comprehensive active safety suite by combining the company’s proven active steering and ADAS products with video documentation of critical events.

As part of the service, fleets will be able to use the integrated solutions to record a range of safety related events, including collisions and ADAS triggers, including Lane departure warning; Forward collision warning; Short following; Roll stability; Fishtailing; and ABS events.

The SmartDrive system is compatible with various OEMs, enabling fleets operating multiple brands of trucks to implement a single, comprehensive safety platform across all assets.

The new SmartDrive system is available for new trucks using OnLaneALERT and as a retrofit option for all trucks.

Jason Cannon has written about trucking and transportation for more than a decade and serves as Chief Editor of Commercial Carrier Journal. A Class A CDL holder, Jason is a graduate of the Porsche Sport Driving School, an honorary Duckmaster at The Peabody in Memphis, Tennessee, and a purple belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu. Reach him at [email protected].