NEW DELHI, India – March 14, 2015 – WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC), a leading innovator and global supplier of technologies that improve the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles, will demonstrate its advanced safety technologies at Tata Motors’ T1 PRIMA Truck Racing Championship 2015 as the official Braking Technology Partner. Tata Motors will host a second season of India’s premier truck racing event on March 15, 2015 at the Buddh International Formula 1 Circuit in Greater Noida.
Six racing teams will compete in the T1 PRIMA Truck Racing Championship showcasing twelve of Tata Motors’ state-of-the-art PRIMA Model 4038.S trucks. This second year Championship features race trucks that are lighter, accelerate faster and reach a higher top speed of 130 kilometers per hour (over 80 miles per hour) compared to last year’s event.
WABCO will provide all competing trucks with a range of innovative products drawn from its portfolio of industry-leading safety and efficiency technologies, including WABCO’s Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and high-performance air management system. Additionally, the trucks feature high-output, modular compressor technology, advanced air actuation systems, Integrated Pedal Unit (IPU) and other braking components. These technologies help improve the safety of trucks, drivers, and motorsport enthusiasts at the race event.
WABCO provides a host of additional industry-leading technologies to Tata Motors’ trucks and buses on sale in India and other markets. Advanced technologies include electronic braking systems (EBS) with electronic stability control (ESCSmartTM), electronically controlled air suspension (OptiRideTM), and automated manual transmission (OptiDriveTM). WABCO’s technologies are widely recognized by commercial vehicle manufacturers and fleet operators for their ability to help improve driver effectiveness and road safety.
“We are excited to demonstrate the high performance of WABCO’s advanced safety and efficiency technologies in a racing environment, which represents the most extreme operating conditions for heavy duty trucks,” said Mr. Jacques Esculier, WABCO Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “WABCO is proud that our technologies offer safety and efficiency benefits for millions of vehicle operators on India’s roads every day.”
“We are pleased to welcome WABCO back as the Championship’s Braking Technology Partner for this second year event. Tata Motors appreciates WABCO’s ongoing commitment to pioneer safety and efficiency technologies for commercial vehicles here in India and worldwide,” said Mr. Ravi Pisharody, Executive Director, Commercial Vehicles, Tata Motors Limited. “We greatly value WABCO’s contribution of advanced technologies that help Tata trucks and buses to be safer and more efficient on the road.”
WABCO was the first company to introduce ABS to the global commercial vehicles industry, with nearly 17 million systems sold worldwide to-date. ABS significantly improves the stability and steerability of commercial vehicles even in the most extreme of braking conditions. WABCO ABS ensures balanced braking and reduces vehicle stopping distances, which is a paramount safety factor in both race and everyday traffic environments.
Press Photo / Caption: WABCO continues its participation in Tata Motors’ T1 PRIMA Truck Racing Championship 2015 as official Braking Technology Partner. The championship features in Season 2 race trucks that are lighter, accelerate faster and reach a higher top speed than before.
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.
About WABCO India:
WABCO India designs, manufactures and markets conventional braking products, advanced braking systems, and other related air assisted products and systems. The company has achieved a major market share in the Indian OEM market as well as in the domestic aftermarket, which serves through a strong & wide national distribution network. With five world class manufacturing facilities, software design center, application engineering center and a test track in India, WABCO India excels in engineering and manufacturing. WABCO India employs over 3,200 employees and reported Rs.1138 Crores in sales in 2013-14. For more information, visit www.wabco-auto.com/en/wabcoindia/home.
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