WABCO Showcases Advanced Safety and Efficiency Technologies at Automotive Engineering Exposition 2018 Yokohama; Active Steering and Concentric Pneumatic Clutch Actuator Premiere in Japan

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YOKOHAMA, Japan – May 21, 2018 – WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC), a leading global supplier of technologies and services that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles, will showcase some of its most advanced technologies at Automotive Engineering Exposition 2018 Yokohama (AEE). One of the largest expositions in Japan for automotive professionals, the trade event will take place from May 23-25, 2018.

 

WABCO will present its portfolio of advanced commercial vehicle control systems, including active steering and active braking, as well as electronically controlled stability systems – pioneering innovations that are supporting the industry’s vision for autonomous driving. Differentiating WABCO products and systems on display will include:

 

Active Steering Technology: Showcasing for the first time in Japan at AEE is WABCO’s pioneering advanced steering technology. WABCO’s ability to offer this advanced vehicle dynamics control capability leverages its recent acquisition of world-class steering technologies leader, R. H. Sheppard Co., Inc., and its long-term cooperation agreement with Nexteer Automotive, a global leader in intuitive motion control. Active steering, in combination with WABCO’s active braking capabilities, represents essential technology milestones to support the industry’s vision for fully-autonomous vehicles.

Concentric Pneumatic Clutch Actuator and Integrated Automated Manual Transmission: Also making its premiere appearance in Japan at AEE is WABCO’s innovative Concentric Pneumatic Clutch Actuator (CPCA) for Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) systems. Featuring an aluminum body and compact design that enables full integration within the gearbox, it represents a significant step forward in weight reduction. Exceeding the next decade drivetrain performance benchmarks, WABCO’s AMT control technology enables efficient, cost-effective automatic shifting of gears and controls clutch actuation for commercial vehicles. Fuel economy is significantly improved through the optimized gear shifting as well as reduced component weight. As the global market leader, WABCO has sold more than 4.0 million AMT systems to date.

MAXX™ Single-Piston Air Disc Brakes (ADB): WABCO’s high-performance MAXX single-piston air disc brakes provide enhanced safety and efficiency with shorter stopping distances and easier, faster maintenance over conventional drum brakes. With up to 25% fewer parts compared to other ADB brands, WABCO’s MAXX ADB offer superior reliability, faster serviceability and expanded service intervals of up to twice that of traditional drum brakes. With quality engineering and a compact design, WABCO’s comprehensive MAXX range is suitable for light, medium, and heavy-duty truck, bus and trailer applications. Following the adoption of the technology by one of the country’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers, WABCO has launched MAXX™ 19 Air Disc Brakes series production for the Japan market to better meet local customers’ needs.

Vacuum Pumps for passenger cars: WABCO has more than 50 years of vacuum pump production expertise. With ultra-low power consumption, WABCO’s Vacuum Pumps provide savings of up to 1.5 g CO2 / km.

Electronically Controlled Air Suspension Systems (ECAS) compressors for passenger cars: WABCO's Electronically Controlled Air Suspension for cars and light commercial vehicles (LCVs) enable optimum ride heights to be set irrespective of vehicle load weights, thereby providing improved driver comfort and road handling.

 

As our industry moves towards a vision for increasingly autonomous driving, WABCO is powerfully positioned to develop and integrate the advanced vehicle control technologies that will progressively support this vision to become a reality,” said Sujie Yu, President, WABCO Asia-Pacific. “Leveraging our global technology leadership, innovative modular systems and well-established local presence, WABCO is fully committed to differentiate in its offering to original equipment manufacturers and fleet operators in this region.”

 

“Building on our unrivalled track-record of pioneering innovation, we are proud to introduce some of our latest technologies in Japan, including our leading active steering capability, which represents an important milestone in the control of vehicle dynamics for autonomous driving of commercial vehicles,” added Osamu Saito, WABCO Japan Business Leader. “We are delighted to continue to deliver differentiated solutions to support Japan’s original equipment manufacturers in producing ever safer and more efficient commercial vehicles.”

 

WABCO at Automotive Engineering Expo 2018 Yokohama

Pacifico Yokohama Exhibition Hall

May 23-25, 2018

Booth 333

 

Active Steering Technology:

Press Photo / Caption: WABCO will showcase its active steering technology for the first time in Japan at the Automotive Engineering Exposition 2018 in Yokohama, Japan. Active steering, in combination with WABCO’s active braking capabilities, represents essential technology milestones to support the industry’s vision for fully-autonomous vehicles.

Integrated AMT:

Press Photo / Caption: WABCO will showcase its innovative AMT technology at the Automotive Engineering Exposition 2018 in Yokohama, Japan. WABCO’s AMT enables efficient, cost-effective automatic shift of gears and controls clutch actuation for commercial vehicles.

Air Disc Brake:

Press Photo / Caption: WABCO will showcase its industry-leading, single-piston MAXX Air Disc Brake (ADB) at the Automotive Engineering Exposition 2018 in Yokohama, Japan. WABCO’s MAXX brakes offer shorter stopping distances and easier, faster maintenance than conventional drum brakes.

About WABCO

WABCO (NYSE: WBC) is a leading global supplier of technologies and services that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles. Originating from the Westinghouse Air Brake Company founded nearly 150 years ago, WABCO continues to pioneer breakthrough innovations to enable autonomous driving in the commercial vehicle industry. Today, leading truck, bus and trailer brands worldwide rely on WABCO’s differentiating technologies, including advanced driver assistance, braking, steering and stability control systems. Powered by its vision for accident-free driving and greener transportation solutions, WABCO is also at the forefront of advanced fleet management systems that contribute to commercial fleet efficiency. In 2017, WABCO reported sales of $3.3 billion and has nearly 15,000 employees in 40 countries. For more information, visit www.wabco-auto.comand, for WABCO’s 2017 Annual Report, visit ar.wabco-auto.com.

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