WABCO Launches Industry-First Modular Braking System Platform; Receives Major Awards From Two Global Commercial Vehicle Makers

WABCO Launches Industry-First Modular Braking System Platform; Receives Major 
Awards From Two Global Commercial Vehicle Makers
Headquartered in Europe 
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM -- (Marketwired) -- 07/17/14 --   WABCO Holdings
Inc. (NYSE: WBC) (www.wabco-auto.com), a global technology leader and
tier-one supplier to the commercial vehicle industry, has launched
its industry-first modular braking system platform (mBSP) and already
won major awards for this breakthrough technology from two global
commercial vehicle manufacturers headquartered in Europe. WABCO's
latest innovative braking architecture now enables its customers to
interchangeably equip their diverse global truck and bus platforms
with anti-lock braking (ABS) or electronic braking (EBS) systems
based on regional market or regulatory requirements worldwide. 
Building on decades of experience gained from pioneering advanced
braking systems for the commercial vehicle industry, WABCO's next
generation braking platform mBSP features the highest degree of
standardization in the industry across both components and system
software of its ABS and EBS systems. WABCO mBSP reduces the number of
ABS components by 50 percent to the same amount of components as in
EBS. By leveraging the advantages of WABCO's unique mBSP system,
vehicle manufacturers can significantly reduce system development,
installation and software testing time, accelerate homologation for
their diverse brands and vehicle portfolios globally, and bring new
trucks and buses to market faster. WABCO mBSP also accommodates the
seamless integration of customer's own software and added system
functionalities. 
With WABCO's modular braking system, ABS and EBS components use the
same mounting interfaces and connections on the commercial vehicle
platform. Therefore, WABCO enables global truck and bus makers to
tailor their vehicle platforms to regional requirements by
interchangeably equipping them with either ABS or EBS. In addition,
WABCO's modular approach helps commercial vehicle manufacturers to
develop a range from value-based to premium truck and bus models on
the same vehicle platforms depending on market needs. 
"As the industry leader for innovation in braking systems, WABCO is
the first to present a game-changing modular braking system offering
a high d
egree of flexibility and scalability for trucks and buses
globally. We are proud to launch a 'plug-and-play' solution that can
also efficiently accommodate customized functionality from vehicle
makers for their diverse vehicle platforms," said Jacques Esculier,
WABCO Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "We are delighted to have
received these first awards from two leading global commercial
vehicle manufacturers based in Europe to equip their next-generation
trucks and buses for markets worldwide with WABCO's mBSP." 
WABCO recently closed deals with two global commercial vehicle
manufacturers headquartered in Europe for this differentiated braking
solution. The first award represents the single largest deal in WABCO
history. WABCO will provide mBSP with ABS and EBS applications for
the customer to equip its next generation of trucks and buses. These
commercial vehicles will be manufactured in Europe, North America,
Brazil and India from 2017 through 2021. WABCO will supply its
advanced braking systems to support production of more than 450,000
new trucks and buses for several of the customer's leading vehicle
brands worldwide. WABCO will provide EBS for the second customer's
range of commercial vehicles from 2018 through 2022. Ultimately,
WABCO will furnish approximately 175,000 of this customer's new
trucks with EBS to serve primarily markets across Europe. WABCO
previously announced the incremental business associated with both
awards in April 2014. 
For many years, WABCO has already supplied both customers with an
industry-leading portfolio of electronic control systems and
innovative solutions for braking, transmission and chassis
applications that improve vehicle safety, control and efficiency. 
WABCO will feature its breakthrough mBSP amongst other highlights
from the company's global portfolio of industry-leading vehicle
safety and efficiency technologies at IAA Commercial Vehicles
2014. 


 
 
WABCO at IAA 2014 in Hall 16 at Stand B10                                   
Hanover Exhibition Center; Hanover, Germany                                 
Press Days: September 23 and 24                                             
Public Days: September 25 to October 2                                      
WABCO Press Conference                                                      
September 23 from 9:45 to 10:15 a.m. in the Convention Center               

About WABCO 
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 $2.7 billion in 2013, WABCO is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium.
For more information, visit www.wabco-auto.com 
Contacts:
Media contact
Tobias Mueller
+49 89 470 277 112
tobias.mueller@klenkhoursch.de 
Investors and analysts contact
Christian Fife
+1 732 369 7465
christian.fife@wabco-auto.com
 
 
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