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Intelligent Trailer Program Operational Efficiency Functions

Functions designed to increase trailer operational efficiency by providing increased knowledge, speed and simplification.


What does the Intelligent Trailer Program Operational Efficiency Functions provide?

The more you know about a vehicle and the less you have to do on the road, the better it is for both driver and fleet management. These customizable smart functions are designed to enhance efficiency by accelerating and/or simplifying trailer operations while providing key indicators on its status.



Smartphone application to monitor and control trailer safety and efficiency functions

Monitors and controls 19 trailer functions

Improves safe operation by allowing the driver to control trailer functions from the protection of the cab or from a safe position outside

Enhances operational effectiveness, providing the fleet operator with fast and easy access to key trailer data

Provides real-time information that enables drivers to further improve vehicle safety and efficiency, while enhancing driver effectiveness and comfort

Allows for simplified problem solving by sending operating data via e-mail to the fleet manager

Runs on Apple iOS™ and Android™ devices



Robust, rechargeable and powerful high-end trailer telematics unit

Acts as the communications hub of the vehicle, transmitting rich and real-time trailer-related data to the back-office

Reduces costs (penalties, breakdown, maintenance)

Optimizes efficiency

Improves driving style

Effectively schedule maintenance

Care for the environment

Elevate overall safety and security standards on the road


Reduces fuel consumption and safely accelerates loading/unloading operations

Integrates six suspension functions: Fuel Saving Suspension; Memory Level; Return-to-Load Level; Return-to-Ride; Lift & Lower; 2-point OptiLevel

Automatically adjusts trailer height during loading and unloading, allowing the driver to stay in the cabin 

Automatically adjusts trailer height during loading and unloading, allowing the driver to stay in 

Reduces loading and unloading time by up to 90 seconds per turnaround

Intelligent trailer height control lowers trailer drag, reducing CO₂ and fuel consumption compared to conventional air suspension

Allows lifting and lowering the trailer without power from truck when used in combination  with eTASC 

Memory Level

Programmable trailer height levels to achieve optimum on-the-road efficiency and safety

Automatically maintains trailer at the level of the loading bay during loading /unloading procedures

Leverages WABCO' OptiLevel™ features to provide 6 programmable height levels 

Driving and loading or unloading levels can be activated using OptiLink, SmartBoard, Remote Control Unit, speed level or a switch on the dashboard

Improves vehicle stability when travelling at high speeds and while loading or unloading 

Reduces loading and unloading turnaround time at warehouses by eliminating manual adjustment of the trailer height

Driver can stay comfortably in the cab during bad weather or in dangerous environments

Trailer builder or service partner can use diagnostic software to pre-program driving levels in the Trailer EBS E

Return to Load Level

Maintains trailer at the level of the loading bay

Automatically re-adjusts trailer height to the selected ramp level as the weight on the trailer increases or decreases while loading and unloading

Reaction times can be parameterized to optimize air consumption

Is one of the six functions of WABCO’s OptiLevel™

Automatic trailer height adjustment allows forklifts to more easily and safely enter and exit the trailer platform

Eliminates the need to manually lift or lower the chassis height

Allows the driver to stay safely and comfortably in the truck cabin

Trailer Immobilizer

Secures trailer with unique PIN code locking system

Protect your trailer with the clean-hand alternative for the king pin lock

Protects trailers against theft and unauthorized use

Helps prevent drivers from picking up the wrong trailer

Activate the lock from the comfort of the truck cabin by using the WABCO OptiLink 

Can be retrofitted with Trailer EBS E Premium version 1.5 (2010) or higher

Use a simple, one-step process to activate and deactivate the trailer’s spring brakes to lock or release the wheels


Improves trailer manoeuvrability on roundabouts and through sharp corners

Helps to improve the safety of maneuvers on crowded city streets and on smaller roundabouts or areas

Automatically detects when the vehicle turns into a curve and uncharges the third trailer axle

Increases turning circle by up to 0.5 meters by lifting the axle and shortening the wheelbase 

Reduces tire wear and damage

Works with tag axles and lift axles

Improves turning capability while reversing

Can be retrofitted with Trailer EBS E Premium version 1 or higher

Unique solution when used  in combination with OptiLoad™


Trailer Extension Control

Safely accelerating telescopic trailer extension process

Automatically locks the telescope and releases the brake after extending the trailer

The truck can pull the front part of the trailer forward, while the rear part stays locked

After extending, the trailer is automatically blocked and the brakes released

Reduces tire damage by keeping front tires of full trailers from scraping over the ground while extending the telescopic trailer

Requires fewer components compared to other trailer extension solutions


Electronic Locking System ELB-Lock™

Helps prevent theft and exchange of goods

Helps prevent transport of unregistered goods

Reduces the risk for drivers being mistakenly held responsible for fraud or theft

Helps prevent interruption of cooling chain

Easy to lock and unlock by PIN code on keypad or wireless via telematics

Operating Data Recorder

'Black Box' that records all trailer operating data

Records data from previous 600 trailer related trips, including speed, axle load, distance, brake wear and RSS events

Data can be remotely accessed via WABCO telematics or at the vehicle via WABCO Diagnostics software, SmartBoard, OptiLink™ or the ODR-Tracker-Software

 Optimizes fleet performance by quickly identifying recurring overload or structural underutilization of trailers 

Optimizes maintenance planning and reduces maintenance costs

Improves driver safety and efficiency by identifying inappropriate driving behavior based on objective data

Uses data to build management reports on driver behavior and vehicle utilization


Brake Pad Wear Indicator

Detects and alerts when brake pads need replacement

Sensors on each brake pad connected to the Trailer EBS trigger an alert when the brake pad wear has reached a limitation of its original pad thickness 

Provides wear status visibility to both drivers (via WABCO OptiLink™, SmartBoard - or via a warning lamp) and fleet owners (via the TX-TRAILERGUARD™ web portal or fleet management system)

Service Mind

Alerts drivers on due service intervals on the trailer

Allows for tracking operating hours of moving components and reminds of service intervals to minimize maintenance costs

Stores service intervals based on operating hours in the Trailer EBS E memory for key moving components on a trailer 

Alerts driver on the dashboard or on WABCO Smartboard when a maintenance interval is reached.

Helps to reduce downtime caused by worn components 

Allows for pre-scheduled maintenance planning

Can be retrofitted with Trailer EBS E version 2.5 (2012) or higher


Notebook Memory

Vehicle data safeguard to optimize service and support

Stores key vehicle data – part numbers, vehicle identification data, service history, contact details, invoicing information - in the EBS system memory

Leverages the diagnostic software. Can also function with imported spreadsheet data

Ready access to vehicle data allows efficient trailer servicing and reduces downtime

Data can be displayed in the diagnostic software and exported to a spreadsheet for further analysis


Advanced Multivoltage

Connect 12V and 24V trucks to your trailer without converters

Enables fleets with a mix of 24V trucks and 12V trucks to operate all trailers in the fleet

Saves money by eliminating the need for an external power converter between trucks and trailer

Supports special trailers with multiple EBS modulators to avoid low voltage

Available from Trailer EBS E version 2 (2011) onwards


Battery Control

Maintains uncoupled trailer functions active 

Activates and powers trailer functions while uncoupled from the truck

Supports stand-alone battery in the trailer connected to Trailer EBS E

Battery is automatically activated when the trailer is uncoupled from the truck, providing uninterrupted electric power to Trailer EBS

Control all TEBS and suspension functions and access to trailer data using the WABCO SmartBoard or OptiLink™

Provides auto switch-off as per parameter setting and wake-up by push button 

Can be retrofitted with Trailer EBS E Premium version 2 (2011) or higher

Link to trailer EBS

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