WABCO Launches OnCity Urban Turning Assist System to Protect Vulnerable Road Users

OnCity™ Urban Turning Assist system, an innovative technology to protect cyclists and pedestrians in city traffic was recently launched by WABCO Holdings Inc. a leading global supplier of technologies that improve the safety, connectivity, and efficiency of commercial vehicles.

WABCO’s OnCity™ Urban Turning Assist helps to protect pedestrians and cyclists in city traffic. The system detects vulnerable road users during turning maneuvers to the nearside, warns the driver and can autonomously apply the commercial vehicle brake to prevent collisions. (Credit: Credit: WABCO Holdings Inc.)

OnCity is the commercial vehicle sector’s first collision avoidance system that uses LiDAR technology to detect an object. The unique and convenient single-sensor solution was invented by WABCO. The system is designed exclusively to suit buses, trucks, and tractor-trailers.

WABCO’s OnCity advanced driver assistance system is capable of delivering the industry’s widest field-of-view – up to 180 degrees – using a single sensor for safety monitoring of vulnerable road users positioned on the vehicle’s blindside.

OnCity is designed to detect and distinguish stationary and moving objects, including cyclists and pedestrians.

OnCity Urban Turning Assist system acoustically and visually alerts the driver concerning a potential collision with vulnerable road users both prior to and during a turning maneuver.

It can independently apply the brake to stop collisions in case the driver fails to perform the corrective action. OnCity performs consistently with high precision in blinding sunshine, during nighttime, and even in poor visibility conditions.

According to a 2013 report published by a leading truck manufacturer based in Europe, over 20,000 vulnerable road users are injured or die every year because of collisions with commercial vehicles in cities throughout Europe.

A major road safety opportunity is to prevent traffic injuries and fatalities in urban areas where many thousands of lives can be saved annually around the world. Individuals pushing baby strollers, children, cyclists, senior citizens – indeed, everyone can be vulnerable on city streets. With WABCO’s OnCity technology, trucks and buses in community traffic become safer, particularly at intersections where the risk to encounter vulnerable road users is the highest.

Jorge Solis, WABCO President, Truck, Bus and Car Original Equipment Manufacturers Division

Our new OnCity system is yet another example how WABCO differentiates by pioneering vehicle safety technologies, which also continue to help pave the way toward autonomous driving in partnership with the transportation industry.


WABCO at IAA Commercial Vehicles 2016

At IAA Commercial Vehicles 2016, WABCO will display industry-leading technologies and services that enhance the safety, connectivity, and efficiency of commercial vehicles throughout the world. This includes the newest technologies in advanced driver assistance, braking, aerodynamics, and fleet management solutions.

WABCO in Hall 16 at Booth B10
Hanover Exhibition Center; Hanover, Germany
Public Days: September 22-29
Press Days: September 21-22

WABCO’s Live Demonstrations at IAA Innovation Stage 2016

WABCO will be displaying its newest aerodynamics technologies for commercial vehicles as well as its fleet management security solution at the outdoor exhibition area, north of Hall 26 on a daily basis.

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