OnGuard System

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Jamie's Comment
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I don't know which companies use OnGuard, considering how close i see some trucks following cars I assume not a lot. rofl-1.gif

Anyways... One thing I can't seem to get over is when I had my hard braking event in Delaware last Friday.

When I discussed it with my DBL, he said the system said I started off following a car at 5 seconds of following distance but quickly got within 1 second of following distance before I hit the brakes.

The thing is... There wasn't a car in front of me? confused.gif

I would have never gotten that close unless they just cut me off. I got close to the guard rail, but that's it. Of course it was my fault for going to fast around a corner as i was taking an exit.

But since he mentioned that to me, I can't seem to stop thinking about it. I told him that a car wasn't in front of me, but he basically ignored it and kept talking so i didn't argue about it and just let it be.


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Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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Get a good dash cam. They are the only evidence you have. There are many problems with these systems. At CFI they are aware of the problems and working hard with the manufacturer to solve them. They can tell on their end when it goes off by itself causing a hard breaking. They ignore them. These trucks report everything. They can couple that info with traffic and weather at the time of an incident.

Dave (formerly known as K's Comment
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Not sure what the system JPT uses but I'm constantly hitting bridges. If the dang cruise control is on it will do a paniec brake and that'll scare the heck out of ya! Guaranteed once I go solo, I'll have a dash cam.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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On Guard is a radar and if that plate gets blocked by bugs, ice or even shadows it will trigger or just not work and give an error code.

I have only had one hard brake event and it was a bridge. Dispatch told me it tells them the distance of the object in front if them and they can look on google maps to know it was indeed a bridge. "front end colision" is the code it gives for bridges.

but yeah, its sensitive.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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The one we have at OD is constantly being triggered for bridges, construction barrels, cars on the shoulders, passing gnats. It says collision recording in progress and is sent to someone to he reviewed. So far I haven't heard from anyone on the collision or following to close as that one goes off at random intervals as well.


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Dave (formerly known as K's Comment
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Once got a call from dispatch after a false positive on a bridge making sure we were okay.

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