The IAA Commercial Vehicles 2016 show which is being held from September 21 to September 29 in Hanover, Germany will serve as a platform for WABCO to showcase its latest range of industry-leading technologies for improving the connectivity, safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles.
The company has developed pathbreaking technologies for utilizing the sophisticated onboard systems of trucks, trailers and buses and to take connectivity in these vehicles to the next level. It will also be demonstrating its advanced aftermarket services and fleet management solutions. Another area that will attract plenty of interest from visitors to the show is the progress the company has made in collaboration with key players in the commercial vehicle industry in developing technologies that will make autonomous driving more viable.
Speaking about his company’s participation in the show, Jacques Esculier, WABCO Chairman and Chief Executive Officer said that the company will focus on what differentiates WABCO as a leading supplier to original equipment makers and fleets around the world as it works on using vehicle intelligence to enhance safety and efficiency in commercial vehicles through increased connectivity and integration of advanced driver assistance systems. He said that WABCO is at the forefront of the drive to turn the vision of autonomous commercial vehicles into reality.
According to him, the company is also working on innovations to empower commercial fleets through real time, on-vehicle and external data connectivity, which in turn contribute to better operating efficiency and better safety performance.
WABCO Mobilizing Vehicle Intelligence
WABCO has a long history of coming up with technological innovations like air disc brakes, electronic stability control, modular braking system platform , electronically controlled air suspension and adaptive cruise control that have paved the way for autonomous driving of commercial vehicles.
WABCO’s technological leadership and extensive track record has made the company a partner of choice for many leading companies in the world for projects related to development and systems integration of sensor, control and actuation technology.
Some of the innovations WABCO will unveil At IAA 2016 related to autonomous driving include technologies like evasive manever assist which the company developed jointly with ZF, expansion of WABCO’s breakthrough modular braking system platform to provide yet another advanced functionality and smart, secure and unique solutions for onboard and cloud-based communications.
WABCO Contributions to Tomorrow’s Fleets
When it comes to complex vehicle control systems and sophisticated electronics for OEM manufacturers WABCO has a wide suite of fleet management solutions, including its industry award-winning Intelligent Trailer Program that offers more than 40 different key trailer functions, and the company’s ability to offer growing connectivity between off-vehicle data analytics support and intelligent on-vehicle safety and efficiency systems.
WABCO is also working on vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications as well as pulling in big data through WABCO’s onboard electronic braking, stability, efficiency and driver assistance systems and integrating it with fleet management solutions.
One example is TX-TRAILERGUARD, the industry’s first fleet management solution that transmits real-time operational information and critical data on the performance of the truck, trailer and driver – all of which can be integrated onto a single screen on the fleet manager’s desk. It also offers a highly advanced remote diagnostics solution which integrates remote diagnostics for different vehicle brands. Other WABCO innovations that will attract interest include its OptiLock trailer security system, and OptiFlow aerodynamic trailer solutions, which further optimize security and fuel efficiency for fleets.
Hamid Moaref has always been fascinated by cars and the automotive industry. His family has a longstanding association with the industry and has been in the tire business for the past 35 years. Raised in Dubai, Hamid attended Capilano University in Vancouver where he graduated with a BBA in marketing before attending an intensive course in magazine publishing in 2005. He has been the publisher and chief editor of Tires & Parts magazine for the past ten years.
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