WABCO Holdings Inc.
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WABCO Holdings Inc.

September 16, 2014 07:00 ET

WABCO Showcases Advanced Safety Technologies at IAA 2014; Company's Technology Leadership Improves Safety Performance of Trucks, Buses and Trailers Worldwide

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM--(Marketwired - Sept. 16, 2014) - WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE:WBC) (www.wabco-auto.com), a leading global supplier of technologies to improve the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles, announced today that it will showcase its industry-leading safety technologies at IAA Commercial Vehicles 2014 in Hanover, Germany. The company will demonstrate its continued technology leadership by featuring pioneering and breakthrough products and systems that help commercial vehicle manufacturers and fleet operators worldwide to significantly improve vehicle safety.

IAA Commercial Vehicles 2014, one of the industry's most global and comprehensive trade shows, will be held in Hanover from September 23 to October 2.

"At IAA 2014, we will demonstrate the vehicle safety technologies that differentiate WABCO as a leading supplier to every major manufacturer of trucks, buses and trailers in every region of the world," said Jacques Esculier, WABCO Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Innovations such as our market-leading OnGuard autonomous emergency braking systems and Electronic Stability Control are augmented with several new products that include OnLane, lane departure warning with driver drowsiness alert and mBSP, a breakthrough modular braking system platform. These technologies will further help the commercial vehicle industry to improve the safety performance of trucks, buses and trailers worldwide."

WABCO will showcase numerous leading safety and driver assistance technologies from its portfolio of "industry firsts" and major innovations at IAA 2014. Differentiating WABCO products and systems on display at IAA 2014 will include:

  • Industry-leading OnGuardPLUS™ - advanced emergency braking system (AEBS) for trucks and buses that detects moving, decelerating and stationary vehicles ahead. It alerts the driver via acoustic, visual and haptic signals. OnGuardPLUS autonomously applies the brakes and can bring the vehicle to a complete stop, helping to prevent or mitigate rear-end collisions. The system is the industry's first AEBS that complies with European regulations now in effect. OnGuardPLUS further elevates vehicle safety by building on WABCO's market-leading OnGuard™ technology. OnGuard is the first collision mitigation system (CMS) with active partial braking in North America that helps to mitigate rear-end collisions involving moving or stopping vehicles. OnGuard is the leading CMS solution in that region.

  • Advanced Hydraulic ABS with ESCsmart™ - latest generation of hydraulic anti-lock braking system (ABS). Another industry first, this system integrates seamlessly with electronic stability control (ESC) for light- and medium-duty commercial vehicle platforms worldwide. WABCO's Hydraulic ABS offers multiple new functionalities, including Automatic Traction Control and Hill Start Aid.

  • Enhanced OnLane™ - camera-based lane departure warning system features new optional functionality of driver drowsiness alert. OnLane continuously monitors the vehicle's position within lane markings and detects weaving driving behavior that could indicate driver drowsiness. It alerts the driver via acoustic and visual warning and, thereby, improves driver attentiveness, as well as overall vehicle and road safety.

  • Breakthrough mBSP™ - modular braking system platform (mBSP) enables commercial vehicle manufacturers worldwide to interchangeably equip their diverse global truck and bus platforms with anti-lock braking (ABS) or electronic braking (EBS) systems based on regional market or regulatory requirements. WABCO's mBSP, another industry first, features the industry's highest degree of standardization across both components and software of its ABS and EBS systems.

  • Next generation TailGUARD™ - Advanced driver assistance system that combines the functions of rear blind-spot monitoring and automatic braking. A proven safety technology for trailers since 2010, TailGUARD is now available for the first time for trucks and buses. It uses up to 6 ultrasonic sensors to identify even small stationary or moving objects hidden in the vehicle's blind spot. WABCO's TailGUARD alerts the driver via audio and visual signals before automatically applying the brakes to prevent collisions. WABCO will daily demonstrate TailGUARD at the IAA 2014 Innovation Stage.

  • Fleet management solution TX-ECO - Transics International's driver performance management system helps commercial vehicle fleet operators improve vehicle safety and operational efficiency. TX-ECO records 7 driving style indicators, including excessive speeding and hard braking, which provides the foundation for data-based driver training and improved safety performance for fleets. WABCO acquired Transics International, a market leader in Europe, in February 2014.

WABCO at IAA Commercial Vehicles 2014
WABCO in Hall 16 at Booth B10
Transics International in Hall 11 at Booth B02 in Software Services
Hanover Exhibition Center; Hanover, Germany
Press Days: September 23 and 24
Public Days: September 25 to October 2

WABCO Press Conference

September 23 from 9:45 to 10:15 a.m. in the Convention Center

WABCO's Live Demonstrations at IAA Innovation Stage 2014

WABCO vehicle safety and efficiency systems will be demonstrated daily (outdoor exhibition area, north of Hall 26). See an advanced driver assistance system in action: WABCO rear blind-spot monitoring with automatic braking. In addition, discover innovative WABCO aerodynamic concepts for trailers.

Keynote about India by WABCO INDIA

P. Kaniappan, Vice President, WABCO INDIA, will address "India's New Role in a Globalized Commercial Vehicle Industry" on October 1 at 12:10 p.m. in the Convention Center.

About WABCO

WABCO (NYSE:WBC) is a leading global supplier of technologies and control systems for the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles. Founded nearly 150 years ago, WABCO continues to pioneer breakthrough electronic, mechanical and mechatronic technologies for braking, stability and transmission automation systems supplied to the world's leading commercial truck, bus and trailer manufacturers. With sales of $2.7 billion in 2013, WABCO is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. For more information, visit www.wabco-auto.com.

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