SOURCE: WABCO Holdings Inc.

WABCO Holdings Inc.

October 06, 2010 07:00 ET

WABCO's TrailerGuard™ Wins 2010 Telematics Award; Recognized as One of Industry's Most Reliable Telematics Systems for Trailers

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM--(Marketwire - October 6, 2010) - WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC) (, a global technology leader and tier-one supplier to the commercial vehicle industry, today announced that WABCO's TrailerGuard™, a state-of-the-art telematics technology for trailer fleet management, has won the 2010 Telematics Award for asset protection. This top industry honor was awarded recently at IAA Commercial Vehicles 2010, one of the industry's most comprehensive trade shows.

"We are proud to be honored with the 2010 Telematics Award as it recognizes WABCO's outstanding capabilities in engineering and system integration. Driven by our passion for technology, we continue to deliver systems that help customers to further increase vehicle safety and efficiency," said Nick Rens, WABCO Vice President, Trailer Systems. "In today's highly competitive transport business, TrailerGuard helps fleet managers to optimize the utilization of their fleets, and as a result, enables them to further improve their business."

TrailerGuard combines trailer telematics with diagnosis of the braking system and other vehicle operating data. It allows fleet managers to monitor and track status of trailer temperature, doors, tire pressure, axle load and the trailer's electronic braking system, among other operating functions. TrailerGuard also helps to locate a vehicle in real time, allowing optimized planning and utilization of each trailer.

By continuously informing drivers and fleet owners in real time regarding brake wear status, mileage and other information, TrailerGuard further improves vehicle safety and reduces maintenance costs. Fleet operators can access all information about their trailer from any location via a simple and easy-to-use internet portal. In the event of any critical situation, such as a cooling system malfunction or issues with the trailer braking system, WABCO's TrailerGuard alerts the fleet operator who can take appropriate and timely action such as sending an alarm via text message (SMS) to the driver.

TrailerGuard is available for all types of trailers in Europe and can be customized for specific needs. All data can be implemented into the customer's IT system to further improve trailer management efficiency.

About the Telematics Award
Established in 2010, the Telematics Award honors benchmarks in telematics innovations in 13 categories. The award is presented by the German trade magazine Telematik Markt and the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA). Its patron is Jörg Bode, Lower Saxony's minister for economic affairs. More than 100 applications were submitted to compete for this award. For more information, visit

WABCO Vehicle Control Systems (NYSE: WBC) is a leading supplier of safety and control systems for commercial vehicles. For over 140 years, WABCO has pioneered breakthrough electronic, mechanical and mechatronic technologies for braking, stability, and transmission automation systems supplied to the world's leading commercial truck, trailer, and bus manufacturers. With sales of $1.5 billion in 2009, WABCO is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. For more information, visit

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