Meritor WABCO Announces North America’s First Fuel-Saving Electronic Air Processing Technology

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New System Integrates Advanced Technologies to Increase Fuel Economy

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (March 28, 2014) – Meritor WABCO introduced fuel-saving electronic air processing technology to the North American truck market this week at the 2014 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Ky.

This breakthrough connectivity technology combines innovative System Saver™ 1200 Plus air dryer technology with electronic fuel-saving software stored in Meritor WABCO’s anti-lock braking system. Integration of these advanced technologies with the new connectivity solution reduces system cost for OEMs and helps fleets improve fuel efficiency. Although mechanical air processing systems for commercial vehicles have been standard technology in North America, electronic air processing technology has been delivering higher fuel economy and lower system costs to major European OEMs and fleets.

“We’ve developed a highly intelligent and cost-effective air processing system that will improve vehicle efficiency and boost fuel savings by up to 1 percent for North American fleets,” said Patrick Kealy, director, Compression and Braking for Meritor WABCO. “The new technology is specifically engineered to the needs of North American vehicle makers and fleets.”

Meritor WABCO reports significantly increased demand from major commercial vehicle OEMs and fleet customers for its innovative System Saver 1200 Plus air dryer technology, which was developed specifically for North American braking systems. The high-capacity dryer uses internal air for regeneration, providing a more efficient solution. Meritor WABCO’s air dryer system differentiates with best-in-class air drying capacity, lighter weight, lower maintenance costs and higher fuel savings.

System Saver 1200 Plus is now available on four major commercial vehicle manufacturer brands and is standard equipment for select models at three OEMs.

“The system’s superbly engineered single electronic control unit integrates Meritor WABCO’s proprietary fuel-saving software with braking, air compression and air cartridge regeneration,” Kealy said. “We are delivering an industry-leading solution for the North American trucking industry.”

Sales, service and technical support for this technology will be available from DriveForce and OnTrac, Meritor's industry-leading organization of 110 dedicated support professionals.

About Meritor WABCO

Meritor WABCO is a North American joint venture focused on the development and delivery of proven, integrated safety technology and efficiency components. These include braking systems and controls, active safety systems, and suspension and control systems for commercial vehicles in North America. Two leading global suppliers back Meritor WABCO, each with more than 100-year legacies. Meritor, Inc. (NYSE:MTOR), a supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets, provides the JV the industry’s most extensive service and support network; while WABCO Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:WBC), is a leading global supplier of technologies and control systems for the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles, pioneering breakthrough electronic, mechanical and mechatronic technologies for braking, collision mitigation, stability control and transmission automation systems. For more information, visit www.meritorwabco.com.

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