WABCO Exhibits Suite of Advanced Technologies That Improve Efficiency of
Commercial Vehicles at FENATRAN 2013 in Brazil; WABCO's Green
Technologies Combined Enable Over 10% in Fuel Economy
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM and SAO PAULO, BRAZIL -- (Marketwired) -- 10/22/13
-- WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE:WBC) (www.wabco-auto.com), a global
technology leader and tier-one supplier to the commercial vehicle
industry, will showcase WABCO's suite of advanced technologies that
improve the efficiency of trucks, buses and trailers. A truck
equipped with all of WABCO's environmentally friendly technologies
can improve fuel economy by more than 10 percent, which also
significantly reduces emissions and lowers total operating costs over
the lifetime of a vehicle.
WABCO's exhibit will be at FENATRAN 2013, the commercial vehicle
industry's largest trade show in South America, which will be held in
Sao Paulo from October 28 to November 1.
WABCO's technology breakthroughs increase fuel efficiency, optimize
energy recovery and reduce weight. For example, WABCO's c-comp(TM)
clutchable air compression technology optimally disengages a truck or
bus compressor from the engine when air delivery is not needed.
WABCO's FuelGuard(TM), a new generation of electronic air processing
unit, intelligently monitors the vehicle's driving conditions for
efficient energy recuperation in the vehicle's overrun phases.
Together, they enable fuel savings up to 1,000 liters (264 gallons)
annually on long-haul applications while reducing carbon dioxide
emissions up to 2,600 kilograms (5,700 pounds).
In addition, WABCO's electronically controlled air suspension (ECAS)
consumes less air than conventional systems and replaces aluminum
with light-weight plastic to house valves, which further improves
"At FENATRAN 2013, we will showcase WABCO's world of green solutions
that help to make commercial vehicles more efficient and with less
environmental impact, further differentiating WABCO as the brand of
choice across South America, and particularly in Brazil with its
increasing concern for optimizing fuel cost," said Reynaldo
Contreira, WABCO South America Business Leader. "WABCO remains
committed to satisfy the needs of fleets, transport operators, and
truck, bus and trailer makers in South America, as we further enable
vehicle efficiency while boosting fuel economy."
Other WABCO technologies that address vehicle efficiency include the
industry award-winning OptiDrive(TM), an automated manual
transmission system, which improves fuel economy up to 5 percent;
adaptive cruise control (ACC); compact air processing units;
two-stage, electrically driven and high-output compressors;
electronic tire pressure monitoring systems; and integrated pedal
units, among other innovations.
WABCO is South America's market leader for ABS, electronic stability
control (ESC), conventional brake systems, air management systems,
transmission automation controls and other safety and efficiency
technologies. Established in 1980 and headquartered in Sumare, near
Sao Paulo, WABCO South America also serves as a major hub in the
manufacturing and sales network of WABCO worldwide. It has a
world-class production facility and a distribution center in the
Campinas region. WABCO South America employs more than 500 people in
product and applications engineering, sales, aftermarket service,
supply chain management and manufacturing.
WABCO at FENATRAN 2013 in Sao Paulo
Convention Center Anhembi
Hall Location: Official Press Conference Room
October 28 to November 1, 2013
WABCO (NYSE:WBC) is a leading global supplier of technologies and
control systems for the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles.
Founded nearly 150 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 $2.5 billion in 2012, WABCO is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium.
For more information, visit www.wabco-auto.com.
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WABCO Holdings Inc.
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