WABCO showcasing safety innovations at MATS
WABCO will feature breakthrough safety technologies benefiting commercial vehicle manufacturers and fleet operators alike, including WABCO’s market-leading OnGuard collision mitigation systems (CMS) as well as WABCO’s electronic stability control ESCsmart, the North American market’s most advanced stability control system, the company says.
“At MATS 2014, WABCO will demonstrate its breakthrough technologies in vehicle safety and efficiency that have further extended WABCO’s market position in North America,” says Nik Varty, WABCO president, Americas. “For example, WABCO’s OnGuard safety system, the North American market’s first collision mitigation system with active braking, has been adopted by four major brands of original equipment manufacturers, resulting in a market-leading position of more than 50,000 systems sold, and OnGuard protecting customers collectively for more than six billion miles travelled.”
WABCO says a study published in 2012 by a renowned, U.S.-based transportation research institution estimated that the broad adoption of WABCO’s OnGuard collision mitigation systems could reduce the number of fatalities by 24 percent. Another independent 2013 research study concluded that WABCO’s electronic stability control ESCsmart could prevent about 53 percent of rollovers attributable to excessive speed in curves, the company says.
WABCO will also feature breakthrough technologies in vehicle efficiency such as WABCO’s world-leading electronically controlled air suspension (ECAS), the company says. WABCO’s ECAS is the award-winning enabler technology that supports fleets in North America to transition from trucks with a 6×4 axle configuration to a 6×2 configuration, which has three axles but only one is powered. Thereby, ECAS helps to reduce vehicle weight resulting in increased payload and additional revenue, the company says.
WABCO’s ECAS significantly improves the traction performance of 6×2 trucks on low friction surfaces through its intelligent load transfer functionality. WABCO says an independent report by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency recently confirmed that a 6×2 truck configuration increases fuel economy by up to 5 percent.
WABCO says it will be exhibiting these products at booth #32805 this week in Louisville.