WABCO’s Award-Winning Intelligent Trailer Program Provides Breakthrough Innovations to Improve Safety, Efficiency and Total Cost of Transportation

 WABCO’s Award-Winning Intelligent Trailer Program Provides Breakthrough Innovations to Improve Safety, Efficiency and Total Cost of Transportation

BRUSSELS, Belgium / LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, March 22, 2012 – WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC), a global technology leader and tier-one supplier to the commercial vehicle industry, is showcasing its award-winning Intelligent Trailer Program at the 2012 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Kentucky, through March 24. WABCO’s program is the industry’s most innovative, comprehensive and modular solution to address critical needs of fleets to improve trailer safety and efficiency, increase driver effectiveness, and enhance the capabilities of fleet managers to reduce total cost of transportation.

Enabled by several breakthrough technologies, WABCO’s Intelligent Trailer Program combines major functions to improve vehicle safety and efficiency into a single integrated program for all types of trailers globally. Functions can be used separately or in combination, allowing trailer builders and fleet operators to select those functions most relevant for their particular needs through the most cost-effective solution.

“WABCO’s Intelligent Trailer Program is the industry’s only complete program that optimizes return on investment for fleets and drivers by reducing vehicle and trailer downtime, lowering costs, improving driver comfort, and enhancing vehicle safety and efficiency,” said Nikhil Varty, WABCO Vice President, Americas. “Driven by our passion for innovation, we continue to help customers to quantify utilization of their assets, thus also enabling transport professionals to better assess future investments.”

The program offers 25 functions to customers in many regions worldwide. Vehicle manufacturers can customize additional functions to meet individual operational and maintenance needs. In North America, currently offered functions include:

  • Emergency Brake Alert – It flashes the trailer’s stop lights during hard braking to warn trailing drivers and reduce the risk of rear-end collisions.
  • Rollover Stability Support – A special system assesses data such as load, wheel speed and transverse acceleration. The trailer automatically brakes as necessary.
  • Finisher Brake – It helps avoid damage and spillage of asphalt while unloading tippers during road construction.
  • Overload Warning – It allows maximum trailer load and alerts the driver in case of overload.
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring (IVTM) – Using external wheel-mounted sensors, the system warns drivers in real-time when tires are deflating or under-pressurized.

More about Intelligent Trailer Program at: http://www.wabco-auto.com/en/intelligenttrailer

WABCO Breakthroughs

As the technology leader in the global commercial vehicle industry, WABCO’s breakthroughs include, among other vehicle safety and efficiency technologies, the first autonomous emergency braking system (AEBS), the first collision mitigation system (CMS) with active braking, and the first electronic stability control (ESC) system. WABCO also pioneered the industry’s first electronic braking system (EBS), the first electronically controlled air suspension (ECAS), the first automated manual transmission (AMT) system, the first anti-lock braking system (ABS), and the first high performance single-piston air disc brakes.

Founded in the United States in 1869 as Westinghouse Air Brake Company, WABCO is a U.S. public company listed on the New York Stock Exchange.


WABCO (NYSE: WBC) is a leading global supplier of technologies and control systems for the safety and efficiency of 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 $2.8 billion in 2011, WABCO is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium.  For more information, visit www.wabco-auto.com

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