WABCO Holdings Inc.

WABCO Holdings Inc.

May 18, 2015 03:00 ET

WABCO Showcases Industry-Leading Technologies at Automotive Engineering Exposition 2015 in Japan; Highlights Latest Innovations to Advance Commercial Vehicle Safety and Efficiency

YOKOHAMA, JAPAN--(Marketwired - May 18, 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 Automotive Engineering Exposition 2015.

WABCO will feature numerous leading safety and efficiency technologies from its portfolio of "industry firsts" and major innovations at Automotive Engineering Exposition 2015, the industry's largest tradeshow in Japan, held from May 20-22, 2015, in Yokohama, Japan. Differentiating WABCO products and systems on display will include:

  • Industry-leading MAXX™ air disc brakes (ADB) - the industry's lightest and highest performing single-piston ADB for commercial vehicles. Superbly engineered and compactly designed, WABCO's MAXX air disc brake technology fits any wheel size from 17.5 to 22.5 inches across light-, medium- and heavy-duty applications for trucks, buses and trailers. Thereby, WABCO's game-changing MAXX braking technology fits virtually every wheel size of commercial vehicles around the globe.
  • 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, an industry first, features the industry's highest degree of standardization across both components and software of its ABS and EBS systems.
  • 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 the traffic 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 and has already been homologated on various commercial vehicle platforms by several leading manufacturers in that region.
  • 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, visual, and haptic warnings. Thereby, the system improves driver attentiveness, as well as overall vehicle and road safety. WABCO's OnLane is fully compliant with European regulation and has already been homologated on various commercial vehicle platforms by several leading manufacturers in that region.
  • 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 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 help prevent collisions.

"At Automotive Engineering Exposition 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 Asia and across the globe," said Sujie Yu, WABCO Vice President, Asia Pacific. "Our customers value WABCO's world-class product development, engineering and system integration capabilities, resulting in optimal regionalized solutions and superior performance."

"Innovation and value-based solutions for customers are at the heart of WABCO's differentiation," said Osamu Saito, WABCO Japan Business Leader. "We are passionate about adding value for our customers in Japan as they pursue domestic, export and global market opportunities."

WABCO at Automotive Engineering Exposition 2015

Pacifico Yokohama Exhibition Hall, Yokohama, Japan

May 20-22, 2015

Booth 255


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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