Reversing is one of the most dangerous truck operating procedures, which is why WABCO’s TailGuard was designed to help reduce fatalities on the road by detecting small, large, static and moving objects in the blind spot behind a vehicle.
The device is automatically activated when the gearbox is shifted into reverse, with TailGuard detecting all objects within three metres of the vehicle. The Trailer Remote Control is activated, and a warning signal sounds to indicate to the driver that the system is active. It also automatically stops at a programmable distance between 50cm and 200cm, so the driver can then slowly reverse the last few centimetres, if needed.
An easy to operate remote control includes an audible alarm, distance indicator and function buttons. The company notes its defining features which make it a unique solution, including ultrasonic sensor technology, allowing for object detection in conditions with poor visibility and complying with best-in-class automotive standard ISO 12155 for reversing systems for commercial road vehicles.
The system also comes with a cabin-mounted device for the driver indicating the distance. The combination of TailGuard and braking technology provide unique functions, including automatic stopping, forced slowing and distance programmability. In addition, the system can be retro-fitted before, or during a new build.