WABCO introduced TailGUARD for commercial trailers in North America during National Tank Truck Carriers’ recent Tank Truck Week in Nashville TN.
TailGUARD is a rear blind spot detection system with active braking designed to help mitigate rearward collisions, WABCO said. Active braking is enabled when paired with WABCO Roll Stability Support (RSS) on trailers.
The system monitors stationary and moving objects behind the trailer, such as pedestrians, vehicles, cargo and infrastructure, to activate vehicle brakes to slow or stop the vehicle to prevent impending collisions. Sensors mounted to the trailer monitor an approximately 6-foot radius and activate if the brakes are not applied within 2 or more feet of the object.
“TailGUARD is part of WABCO’s Intelligent Trailer Program solutions, which enable manufacturers to differentiate their products in a crowded marketplace by offering options to decrease running costs, reduce downtime and enhance safety for their fleet partners,” said Jon Morrison, president of WABCO Americas.
“TailGUARD expands blind spot monitoring to the rear of the tractor-trailer combination, in keeping with WABCO’s commitment to extend safety around the entire vehicle. We anticipate TailGUARD will help drivers more safely maneuver their trailers, prevent unnecessary damage to their equipment and their surroundings, and ultimately contribute to WABCO’s mission to save lives.”
For more information, visit wabco-auto.com.