WABCO Holdings Inc.
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WABCO Holdings Inc.

April 20, 2015 02:00 ET

WABCO Showcases Industry-Leading Technologies at Auto Shanghai 2015; Highlights Latest Innovations for Commercial Vehicle Safety and Efficiency

- Three commercial vehicle manufacturers in China adopt OnGuardACTIVE and OnLane safety systems on next-generation truck and bus platforms for export

- WABCO's efficiency technologies OptiRide and OptiDrive help improve vehicle fuel economy by up to 5 percent

SHANGHAI, CHINA--(Marketwired - April 20, 2015) - WABCO (NYSE:WBC) (www.wabco-auto.com), a leading innovator and global supplier of technologies that improve the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles, will showcase its most advanced technologies at Auto Shanghai 2015, the 16th International Automobile and Manufacturing Technology Exhibition.

WABCO will feature numerous leading safety and efficiency technologies from its portfolio of "industry firsts" and major innovations at Auto Shanghai 2015, China's largest automotive trade show, held from April 20-29, 2015, in Shanghai, China. Differentiating WABCO products and systems on display will include:

  • Industry-leading OnGuardACTIVE – advanced emergency braking system (AEBS) for trucks and buses that detects moving, stopping and stationary vehicles ahead. It utilizes a powerful 77GHz radar sensor that maintains the system's high performance in all weather conditions. OnGuardACTIVE is capable of analyzing traffic up to 200 meters ahead, thus recognizing impending critical driving situations early. The system autonomously applies the brakes and can bring the vehicle to a complete stop, helping to prevent or mitigate rear-end collisions. OnGuardACTIVE is the industry's first AEBS that complies with stringent European regulations now in effect. Three major commercial vehicle manufacturers in China – Foton, Yutong Bus, and BYD – signed agreements to equip their next-generation trucks and buses for export to Europe with WABCO OnGuardACTIVE and OnLane™ lane departure warning systems.
  • Advanced OnLane – camera-based lane departure warning continuously monitors the vehicle's position within lane markings. WABCO's OnLane is an advanced driver assistance system that alerts the driver of unintentional lane changes via acoustic and visual warnings. Thereby, the system improves driver attentiveness, as well as overall vehicle and road safety. WABCO's OnLane is fully compliant with European Union regulation.
  • 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.
  • Market-leading OptiRide™ – electronically controlled air suspension (ECAS) technology provides automatic load transfer to mitigate axle overload, which helps to reduce vehicle wear-and-tear and other operational costs. WABCO's OptiRide delivers fuel savings of up to 3 percent under certain conditions, while providing optimal ride performance. WABCO is the first supplier of electronically controlled air suspension technology for truck and bus manufacturers in China, the world's largest commercial vehicle market.
  • Industry award-winning OptiDrive™ – modular automated manual transmission (AMT) technology increases fuel economy up to 5 percent through optimized gear shifting. OptiDrive, a breakthrough in AMT technology, continues to be rapidly adopted globally among major manufacturers of transmissions, trucks and buses, particularly in China and other emerging markets.

"At Auto Shanghai 2015, we demonstrate how WABCO's technology leadership will further help commercial vehicle manufacturers and fleet operators to improve the safety and efficiency of trucks, buses and trailers in China and across the globe," said Suije Yu, WABCO Vice President, Asia Pacific. "We are delighted that Foton, Yutong Bus, and BYD plan to equip their next-generation trucks and buses for export to Europe with WABCO's leading OnGuardACTIVE advanced emergency braking and OnLane lane departure warning systems."

Added Yu: "Our customers value WABCO's world-class product development, engineering and system integration capabilities, resulting in optimal regionalized solutions and superior performance."

WABCO at Auto Shanghai 2015
National (Shanghai) Center for Exhibition and Convention, Shanghai, China
Hall 5.2 / Booth F713
Press days: April 20-21, 2015
Public days: April 22-29, 2015

About WABCO

WABCO (NYSE:WBC) is a leading innovator and global supplier of technologies that improve the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles. Founded nearly 150 years ago, WABCO continues to pioneer breakthrough products and systems for braking, stability, suspension, transmission automation, and aerodynamics. Today, all of the world's leading truck, bus and trailer manufacturers have WABCO technologies onboard. In addition, WABCO provides the industry with advanced fleet management solutions and aftermarket services. WABCO reported sales of $2.9 billion in 2014. The company is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, and has 11,000 employees worldwide. For more information, visit www.wabco-auto.com.

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