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WABCO offers safety, efficiency
and comfort for buses

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Wabco offers safety, efficiency
and comfort for your busses

  • WABCO's advanced driver assistance technology, and cutting edge brake and stability control systems make buses safer for passengers, pedestrians and other road travelers.

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  • From automated manual transmissions to emission control systems, intelligent WABCO technology can improve fuel efficiency, reduce carbon footprints and minimize maintenance downtime.

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Latest News and Highlights

  • Over six million single-piston Air Disc Brake (ADB) sets sold worldwide for trucks, buses and trailers.

  • $21million invested in expanding the Erich Reinecke test track in Jeversen, Lower Saxony, WABCO’s heavy truck and bus testing facility.

  • WABCO – originating from the Westinghouse Air Brake Company – celebrates 150 years of operation and innovation in 2019. 

Your Questions Answered

WABCO’s mastery of single-piston ADB technology has been refined over more than two decades and its world-class quality has been proven in more than six million wheel-ends, including for the most demanding heavy-duty truck applications. Exceeding the performance standards of other ADB systems on the market, WABCO’s pioneering single-piston MAXX™ technology is the definitive industry benchmark offering a new lighter weight, high-performance and low drag torque design which boosts efficiency and enables increased transport payloads.

With more than 25 million students in the U.S. riding school buses annually, managing safety is paramount. As a direct result of OEMs developing systems that increasingly make these vehicles safer, school buses are among the safest forms of transportation for children. Helping prevent loss of control and roll-over accidents, OEMs are increasingly installing electronic stability control (ESC) systems on school buses. Rollover accidents contribute to over 20% of all school bus fatalities and result in an average of 25 casualties per incident. WABCO is working with school bus OEMs to put ESC on school buses regardless of whether the vehicle is hydraulically or pneumatically braked. Given the effectiveness of ESC in increasing safety for heavy duty trucks, some OEMs have already acted to make ESC standard for school buses and others are following. Canada has recently enacted requirements for all school buses sold in Canada to have ESC commencing August 2019 and motor coaches had mandatory ESC compliance in 2018.

In addition to driving improved vehicle safety, fuel economy and efficiency, the technology advances WABCO is pioneering today provide the building blocks for the autonomous vehicles of the future. This includes WABCO OnSide™, an advanced radar-based blind spot detection system for commercial trucks and trailers. When used in conjunction with WABCO’s OnLaneASSIST™ lane keeping assist system, OnSide has the capability to enable active collision avoidance. WABCO’s acquisition of R.H. Sheppard in 2017 powerfully combined WABCO’s braking and ADAS systems with Sheppard’s industry-leading steering technologies for commercial vehicles. OnLaneASSIST is WABCO’s first Advanced Driver Assistance System based on Sheppard’s U.S. steering capabilities integrated with Nexteer’s steering automation technology. Sheppard provides key capabilities for lateral vehicle control through active steering. OnLaneASSIST combines that with the ability to have longitudinal control through active braking, stability and suspension controls. Full dynamic control of commercial vehicles – lateral and longitudinal – is necessary to progressively achieve the industry’s vision of autonomous driving.

OnLaneASSIST is one of WABCO’s latest technology breakthroughs to improve commercial vehicle safety. It combines unique active steering technology with a forward-looking camera for active lane correction. The system helps to avoid potential collisions and run-off-road accidents. This technology was unveiled at NACV in September 2017. OnSide™ is a radar-based blind spot detection system with a premium coverage range of 160 degrees released at MCE in October 2017. Small vehicles in a driver’s blind spot can lead to extensive collision costs and damages. OnSide visually warns the driver when a moving vehicle enters the blind spot and, when the turn signal is engaged, the system can warn the driver audibly or with a seat vibration. OnSide has best-in-class radar with the most range with a 10-meter detection zone. 

With more than 500,000 OnGuard™ safety systems sold world-wide, WABCO is the global industry supplier of collision mitigation systems. Announced in 2018, the latest generation of OnGuard features a powerful new radar sensor. OnGuardACTIVE can now provide up to full autonomous braking on moving and stationary vehicles from a speed up to 80km/h even in poor visibility. OnGuardMAX enables autonomous collision avoidance with pedestrians intruding in front of the vehicle at speeds up to 20km/h.

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