Meritor WABCO Vehicle Control Systems has introduced SmartTrac, a suite of anti-lock braking, automatic traction control and stability control systems for commercial vehicles. The system uses advanced electronic control units with enhanced capabilities to help North American truck operators with more options to meet their operational needs, the company stated.
The family of stability control systems is currently available immediately as a factory-installation option at several truck, tractor and trailer OEMs. The family encompasses anti-lock braking systems (ABS), automatic traction control (ATC), and stability control systems – designed for vehicle applications like commercial trucks and trailers, construction, fire and rescue, bus and coach, and military.
The company said the family of solutions integrates the following active safety systems it offers: electronic stability control (ESC) that combines roll stability control (RSC) with the added capability of yaw or rotational control; RSC, which provides vehicle rollover stability with the fewest components, maintenance requirements and lowest cost; and RSSplus, an advanced two-modulator valve, trailer only, stability control system that integrates with the trailer’s anti-lock braking system.
The system is also said to offer monitoring and telematics, plus improved diagnostics and event recording that can capture data about braking and stability control events that fleet managers can use to identify trends and build more effective driver training programs.
For more information, visit www.wabco.com or www.arvinmeritor.com/.