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WABCO launches global modular braking platform for trailers

WABCO Holdings Inc.has announced that it will launch the industry’s first global modular braking platform covering all types of trailers. This development in trailer braking systems design furthers WABCO’s worldwide leadership in intelligent trailer technologies by offering trailer builders and commercial fleets the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of safety and efficiency functions specifically for trailers.

Hino Trucks, WABCO announce strategic partnership

Hino Trucks and WABCO Holdings Inc. have announced a strategic partnership. Under the agreement, WABCO will provide its latest generation braking control technology and a range of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) for Hino Trucks’ forthcoming heavy-duty truck debut in North America. Hino’s XL Series Class 7 and 8 trucks are slated to begin production

WABCO opens North America Customer Care Center

WABCO Holdings Inc. has opened its first North America Customer Care Center, providing full support for the portfolio of WABCO products sold in the region. The Customer Care Center will provide customer support for WABCO technologies, Sheppard steering gears, MICO off-highway systems, aerodynamic solutions tied to the acquisition of Laydon Composites, and products associated with

WABCO extends agreement to supply automated manual transmission control technology to a major OEM

WABCO Holdings Inc. announced that it has extended its long-term agreement to supply automated manual transmission (AMT) control technology for a leading global original equipment manufacturer, which is headquartered in Europe. WABCO did not name the OEM. Under this extended agreement which is valued at over $500 million, WABCO will continue to supply this global

Safety system 101: The simple facts about today’s advanced safety systems

Let’s face it: while advanced safety systems offer numerous benefits, the fast-advancing nature of this technology has led to some confusion in the marketplace. While we all may understand what collision mitigation systems do in the big-picture sense, the details of each system are not always so easily understood: Does it have forward collision warning

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Air disc brake maintenance tips

Over the past several years, adoption of air disc brakes (ADBs) has climbed to 18% to 25% of brakes ordered on trucks, according to brake manufacturers, who anticipate that number reaching 50% within the next decade. This means that technicians will need to be familiar with both the tried-and-true drum brakes and their disc brake

A Q&A with WABCO President Jon Morrison on air disc brakes

Air disc brakes (ADBs) have steadily carved out a bigger piece of the braking market for themselves over the past few years. The growth of ADBs has been steady and is showing no signs of slowing down; if anything, we should expect an increase in ADB market share, thanks in no small part to the

Peterbilt to offer WABCO OnGuardActive on its medium-duty trucks

Peterbilt Motors Co. announced the availability of WABCO’s OnGuardActive safety system on its medium-duty Models 348, 337 and 220. OnGuardActive is an advanced driver assistance system that provides the driver with acoustic, visual and haptic alerts in potentially dangerous situations. The system will also engage the braking system to prevent a collision with a moving

WABCO launches ProVia budget spare parts brand

WABCO has launched ProVia, a new budget spare parts brand ProVia. According to the company, ProVia will help customers to bridge the gap between parts of questionable origin and premium aftermarket parts, striking a balance between safety, reliability and cost. ProVia products highlighted by WABCO include: Brake pads: ProVia brake pads cover the most commonly

Raising the bar for automated commercial vehicles

Our industry has been buzzing about automated trucks for several years now, including examining and addressing all the benefits and pitfalls. While our initial introduction to the technology seemed like an encounter with the distant future, like most innovations, the more we have talked about them and refined them, the closer they have come to

WABCO launches OnSide blind spot detection system

WABCO introduced the OnSide blind spot detection system for commercial trucks and trailers. The radar-based system alerts drivers of the presence of a moving vehicle in a truck’s blind spot and provides a side collision warning to reduce the risk of accidents. WABCO OnSide helps improve commercial vehicle safety by alerting drivers to the potential

WABCO completes acquisition of R.H. Sheppard

WABCO Holdings Inc. has completed the acquisition of RH Sheppard Co., Inc., a supplier of steering technologies for commercial vehicles. This follows the successful conclusion of the required regulatory review. Sheppard currently offers a suite of power-steering gears that has set the industry standard for heavy-duty commercial and specialty vehicles. Employing more than 900 people