BRUSSELS, BELGIUM and HANOVER, GERMANY--(Marketwire - Sept. 18, 2012) - WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE:WBC), (www.wabco-auto.com) a global technology leader and tier-one supplier to the commercial vehicle industry, today showcased its breakthrough electronic braking system (EBS) for hybrid-driven trucks and buses - the industry's first EBS technology that optimally adapts to a wide range of commercial vehicle types and different drivelines - at IAA Commercial Vehicles 2012 in Hanover, Germany.
WABCO's newest generation of EBS provides hybrid-driven commercial vehicles with optimal energy recovery across the industry's diverse drivelines by recuperating the vehicle's braking energy in most of the brake actions. It significantly extends the company's range of hybrid-related technologies that help original equipment manufacturers to advance vehicle efficiency and improve environmental friendliness.
In addition, WABCO's breakthrough OptiDrive™ automated manual transmission (AMT) system and the company's other AMT technologies support hybrid drivelines. By automating and optimizing gear shifting, OptiDrive and other AMT systems from WABCO can reduce the vehicle's fuel consumption up to 5 percent.
Another breakthrough is WABCO's e-comp™, the electrically driven air compressor that is specially engineered to utilize recovered energy in hybrid and pure electric vehicles. Furthermore, WABCO's FuelGuard™, a new generation of electronic air processing unit, monitors the vehicle's driving conditions for efficient energy recuperation in the vehicle's overrun phases. WABCO's innovative e-comp and FuelGuard in combination provide potential for further fuel savings.
"Our newest electronic braking technology for hybrid vehicles marks another breakthrough in energy recuperation, further extending WABCO's technology leadership in support of hybrid and electric drivelines," said Jean-Christophe Figueroa, WABCO Vice President, Vehicle Control Systems. "WABCO innovations in electronic braking, transmission automation and air management further enable hybrid systems for trucks and buses, which are projected by their manufacturers to deliver fuel savings up to 35 percent, a major environmental benefit over a vehicle's lifetime."
WABCO at IAA 2012 in Hall 16 at Stand B10
|Hanover Exhibition Center; Hanover, Germany
|Press Days: September 18 and 19
|Public Days: September 20 to 27
Live Demonstrations at IAA Innovation Stage
WABCO trailers equipped with innovative functions from WABCO's Intelligent Trailer Program will be featured daily in live demonstrations at the IAA Innovation Stage (outdoor area, north of Hall 26).
Keynote about India by WABCO INDIA Managing Director
WABCO INDIA Managing Director P. Kaniappan will address customer partnerships in India on September 21 at 2:15 p.m. in the Convention Center.
Keynote about China by WABCO President, Asia
WABCO President, Asia, Leon Liu will address technology designed for China on September 26 at 11:50 a.m. in the Convention Center.
WABCO (NYSE:WBC) is a leading global supplier of technologies and control systems for the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles. Founded over 140 years ago, WABCO continues to pioneer breakthrough electronic, mechanical and mechatronic technologies for braking, stability and transmission automation systems supplied to the world's leading commercial truck, bus and trailer manufacturers. With sales of $2.8 billion in 2011, WABCO is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. For more information, visit www.wabco-auto.com.