- Ninety percent of rear-end accidents caused by delay in driver recognition can be prevented – if the driver is able to recognize the situation one second earlier.*
- OnGuard is the first Collision Safety System with Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Active Braking that assists the driver in maintaining a safe following distance. It is also Collision Mitigation System (CMS) that detects a potential rear-end collision developing ahead and responds by braking as needed to assist the driver in avoiding the collision.
- OnGuard uses a forward looking radar sensor technology featuring advanced algorithms to monitor the distance, speed and deceleration of a vehicle ahead. When OnGuard detects that a potential collision is developing, it sends audible and visual warnings through an in-cab dash display so the driver is alerted to take the appropriate action.
- If a potential rear-end collision is developing without the driver taking action to decelerate the vehicle, OnGuard’s Collision Mitigation System automatically de-throttles the engine and applies the engine and foundation brakes to provide up to .35Gs of braking power. Active Braking can energize brakes prior to driver demand, when unsafe distances are detected, reducing the time to achieve proper braking pressure. The reaction time reduction can help the driver to either prevent a collision or greatly reduce its impact.
*Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)