CHENNAI, Tamil Nadu (India), December 16, 2017 – WABCO India, a leading supplier of technologies and services that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles, recently won the 2017 Road Safety Product and Solution Award from the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).
This award was presented to WABCO India recognizing its initiative to enhance the safety of trailers in-country by equipping them with industry-leading anti-lock braking systems (ABS).
In 2017, the Ministry of Surface Transport mandated ABS in trailers to prevent trailer skidding and swing. WABCO trailer ABS is the first electronic system fitted on Indian trailers that monitors and controls wheel speed of the trailer during braking. WABCO trailer ABS enhances steering control and vehicle stability during braking maneuvers and is engineered to comply with braking legislation for commercial vehicles.
The fitment of ABS on the trailer involves upgradation of the trailers. WABCO India followed a multi-pronged approach of bringing together key stakeholders such as trailer manufacturers, certifying authorities like the Automotive Research Association of India, the International Centre for Automotive Technology, state registering authorities, motor vehicle inspectors and regional transport officials. The collaborative approach resulted in seamless implementation of ABS on trailers across India.
The hazardous goods trailers for petroleum and industrial gases represent some of the vehicles that have been fitted with WABCO’s ABS technology. WABCO India supported approximately 50 trailer manufacturers and large trailer operators for effective implementation of this initiative. Fleets which have adopted trailer ABS confirm enhanced vehicle safety, as well as improved fuel efficiency and tyre life.
FICCI has instituted Road Safety Awards to recognize corporate initiatives to improve road safety. This year, FICCI received more than 60 entries from businesses across various categories, including Corporate Safe Driving, Road Safety Analysis and Action, Road Safety Product and Solution, Road Safety in the Community, Global Road Safety, and Safe Vehicles.
“We at WABCO India are committed to the cause of vehicle safety and are delighted to receive this award from FICCI which is a recognition of our continued commitment to safety and the environment,” said P Kaniappan, Managing Director, WABCO India Limited. “We have developed breakthrough technologies over many years and are proud to have pioneered the introduction of ABS in India which enhances the safety of commercial vehicles. We furthered our overarching goal of improving vehicle safety by fitting trailers with ABS.”
Added Kaniappan: “We remain committed to innovate and advance vehicle safety and efficiency, thereby, supporting the Government of India’s vision to reduce road accidents in the country.”
S Sivakumar (right), Vice President Aftermarket, WABCO India, receives the FICCI Road Safety Award in New Delhi.
/caption: S Sivakumar (right), Vice President Aftermarket, WABCO India, receives the FICCI Road Safety Award in New Delhi.
WABCO (NYSE: WBC) is a leading global supplier of technologies and services that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles. Founded nearly 150 years ago, WABCO continues to pioneer breakthrough innovations for advanced driver assistance, braking, stability control, suspension, transmission automation and aerodynamics. Partnering with the transportation industry as it maps a route toward autonomous driving, WABCO also uniquely connects trucks, trailers, cargo, drivers, business partners and fleet operators through advanced fleet management systems and mobile solutions. WABCO reported sales of $2.8 billion in 2016. Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, WABCO has 13,000 employees in 40 countries. 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 grown significantly in the Indian commercial vehicle market and also serves its aftermarket customers through a wide national distribution network. With five world-class manufacturing facilities, technology centre, and a vehicle testing facility near Chennai, WABCO India excels in engineering and manufacturing serving customers locally and through WABCO globally. WABCO India employs over 4,400 employees and reported Rs. 2103 Crores in sales in FY 2016-17. For more information, visit www.wabco-auto.com/en/wabcoindia/home
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