Innovative Meritor WABCO OnLane™ Lane Departure Warning System Now Available for Freightliner Trucks

 Innovative Meritor WABCO OnLane™ Lane Departure Warning System Now Available
                           for Freightliner Trucks

PR Newswire

TROY, Mich., Nov. 4, 2013

TROY, Mich., Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Meritor WABCO, a leader in the
integration of safety and efficiency technology for the North American
commercial vehicle industry, announced that OnLane™, an innovative lane
departure warning system, is available for immediate orders as an option on
Freightliner Cascadia^® and Freightliner Cascadia Evolution models. 

Meritor WABCO's OnLane, powered with SafeTrak technology by Takata, is a
forward-looking, vision-based lane departure warning system designed to
monitor road markings and the vehicle's position in the lane. The new system
delivers distinct and separate audible warnings to the driver if the vehicle
leaves its lane unintentionally, encouraging the use of turn signals. OnLane
also provides a unique feature called driver alertness warning (DAW), which
detects erratic or degraded driving based on lane weaving and provides a
warning to the driver. This powerful tool helps drivers stay aware of
dangerous driving situations caused by fatigue or distraction.

"As the market leader in collision mitigation systems in North America,
Meritor WABCO's OnLane helps improve safe driving, particularly when used as
part of an overall integrated safety system," said Carsten Duevell, senior
director, Vehicle Control Systems, Meritor WABCO.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA) is promoting voluntary
adoption of lane departure warning systems to trucking fleets to encourage
safe driving behaviors and reduce crashes. Commercial vehicle collisions
involving property damage can cost fleets up to $197,000 each, while those
resulting in fatalities can cost up to $1.2 million. FMCSA has estimated the
payback for lane departure warning type systems to be as short as nine months
and the payback as high as $6.55 for every dollar spent.

The OnLane lane departure warning system is a unique one-box solution
integrating a camera and electronics. OnLane allows for quick and simple
installation coupled with outstanding reliability. Vehicle alerts and warnings
can be transmitted to fleet management systems through a telematics system. In
addition, OnLane can be equipped as a retrofit solution to existing fleet
vehicles in addition to OEM line build.

OnLane sales, service and technical support is available from DriveForce™ and
OnTrac, Meritor WABCO's industry leading organization of 150 dedicated support
professionals. For additional product information or to order, contact Meritor
WABCO in the United States or Canada by calling 866-OnTrac1 (866-668-7221).

About Meritor WABCO
Meritor WABCO is a North American joint venture focused on the development and
delivery of proven, integrated safety technology and efficiency components.
These include braking systems and controls, active safety systems, and
suspension control systems for commercial vehicles in North America. Two
leading global suppliers back Meritor WABCO, each with more than 100-year
legacies. Meritor, Inc. (NYSE:MTOR), a supplier of drivetrain, mobility,
braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial
markets, provides the JV the industry's most extensive service and support
network; while WABCO Automotive Control Systems, Inc., a wholly-owned
subsidiary of WABCO Holdings, Inc., provides breakthrough technologies and
control systems for the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles. For
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