WABCO extends global advanced braking systems leadership for trucks, buses and trailers

3 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineSeptember 17, 2018

WABCO Holdings Inc., the leading global supplier of braking control systems and other advanced technologies that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles, has announced it has extended its global leadership for truck, bus and trailer braking control systems.

Building on its track-record of innovating and globalising advanced anti-lock braking systems (ABS) and electronic braking systems (EBS), including its award-winning modular braking system platform (mBSP), WABCO has signed multiple new business wins and long-term agreement extensions, valued at more than US$660 million, across Europe, the US and Asia-Pacific.

These agreements include furnishing the multiple brands of three industry-leading original equipment manufacturers, headquartered in Europe, with WABCO‘s suite of ABS and EBS technologies.

Honed from decades of expertise in the design and development of braking system technologies, WABCO‘s advanced modular braking control architecture enables the rapid adaptation of global vehicle platforms to regional requirements. WABCO will also serve these new contracts with a range of system updates and additional new functionalities to support the OEM‘s global brands and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems.

“We are deeply honoured that many of the world‘s leading global OEMs continue to place their faith in WABCO’s ability to innovate and meet their diverse requirements in braking systems technology,” said Jorge Solis, president, WABCO Truck, Bus and Car Original Equipment Manufacturers Division. “Further confirming our leadership position, these important new and extended agreements powerfully demonstrate the flexibility and reliability of WABCO‘s advanced braking systems which are backed by our relentless drive to deliver differentiating value for customers within our long-standing partnerships.

“Building on the trust that global OEMs are continuing to place in WABCO to reinforce our position as the industry leader in commercial vehicle braking systems, we are further pioneering our portfolio of safety systems. This includes an exciting technology breakthrough in braking control systems that we believe will be another game changer in supporting the global automation strategies of our customers across the globe.”

WABCO has introduced many of the industry‘s most important innovations including the first heavy-duty truck ABS, the first EBS, the first autonomous emergency braking system (AEBS) and the first modular braking system platform (mBSPTM). Over half of the commercial vehicles being produced today rely on WABCO‘s braking control technology.