Meritor Wabco is now offering a video safety option to its OnLane lane departure warning system. The video option records and saves videos of critical safety events.

“This additional and robust safety feature responds to specific needs of fleet customers that utilize the most advanced, integrated safety components, including stability control, traction control, collision mitigation and lane departure warning,” said Carsten Duevell, senior director, Vehicle Control Systems, Meritor Wabco. “Critical event video-capturing is a valuable enhancement to our Integrated Safety Systems product line.”

 Meritor Wabco’s OnLane, powered with SafeTraK technology by Takata, is a vision-based lane departure warning system. It is designed to monitor road markings and the vehicle's position in the lane. The system delivers distinct audible warnings to the driver encouraging the use of turn signals, if the vehicle leaves its lane unintentionally.

In addition, OnLane is equipped with a driver alertness warning (DAW) feature, which detects erratic or degraded driving based on lane weaving and provides a warning to the driver. This unique DAW safety innovation helps drivers stay aware of dangerous driving situations caused by fatigue or distraction, the company said.

The video-capturing feature is triggered by critical events, such as sudden deceleration. When a critical safety event occurs, the system will capture forward-looking color video of the scene ahead for the 10 seconds before – and five seconds after – the start of the event. The enhanced OnLane system automatically stores the 20 most recent videos.

The videos can be downloaded manually using Meritor Wabco’s Toolbox 11.0 diagnostic software. The video download function is included with the purchase of Toolbox 11.0.