Meritor WABCO reinforces leadership in safety and efficiency with new product initiatives

Meritor WABCO Vehicle Control Systems, a long-established leader in the development and integration of safety technology and efficiency systems for the commercial vehicle industry, has announced several new initiatives to increase driver and highway safety as well as two new air system efficiency innovations.  

"Meritor WABCO has a legacy of being first-to-market with breakthrough safety innovations," said Jon Morrison, president of Meritor WABCO. "These latest products demonstrate that we're going to continue that leadership position by continuously developing fully-integrated, cost-efficient systems that save lives and improve performance."

The new initiatives include:

- A strategic alliance with Takata Corporation to market their SafeTraK Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning as well as a supporting driver alertness warning system.

Takata is a global leader in passive and active safety systems.

- Roll Stability Support (RSS) 1M, the industry's most advanced technology to provide trailer anti-lock braking with the added benefit of stability control.

- New electrically controlled air dryer technology that optimizes duty cycles by improving timing to increase efficiency.

- System Saver 1200 Plus air dryer enhancements that provide application flexibility and capability for additional weight savings.

The new Meritor WABCO tagline, "Safety Strong. Efficiency Smart." reflects the company's proven performance in integrated safety technology and efficient air system solutions, Morrison said.

"It underscores the customers' dual needs to increase driver and highway safety while improving efficiency and cost of ownership," he said. "Goals that can be accomplished through Meritor WABCO's comprehensive product line of safety and efficiency products includes brake systems, ABS and automatic traction control, stability control systems, collision safety systems and vehicle monitoring.

Meritor WABCO has been building its strength in safety for more than two decades, leading the introduction of advanced safety technology for commercial vehicles.

It was first-to-market with ABS systems in 1986; with stability control systems in 2003; and, first to market with OnGuard collision safety systems in 2008.

"The successful North American partnership brings together WABCO's leading safety and efficiency technology with the Meritor customer support and service team - the industry's largest, most experienced team of safety specialists, said Morrison.  

"Creating a new tagline for the Meritor WABCO brand was a way to demonstrate our focus on what's next in commercial vehicle safety and efficiency," he added.  "We took the lead four years ago when we launched OnGuard, and today we're proving that we're going to continue to break ground and deliver on the needs of our customers."