BRUSSELS, Belgium, Aug 30, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC) (www.wabco-auto.com), one of the world’s leading providers of technologies that improve safety, efficiency and connectivity, reported today that several major Chinese heavy truck manufacturers – including China National Heavy Truck Corporation (CNHTC), Dongfeng Liuzhou Motor Company (DFLQ) and Shaanqi – continue to increase the adoption of air suspension electronically controlled (ECAS) OptiRide ™ in series production. WABCO’s OptiRide technology is by far the best-selling ECAS solution in the global commercial vehicle industry.
Since 2014, WABCO has remained the first and only supplier of ECAS systems for truck and bus manufacturers in China, the world’s largest commercial vehicle market. Award-winning OptiRide technology improves fuel economy by up to 3% while providing optimum driving performance.
Featuring intelligent lift axle control and load monitoring, OptiRide technology detects axle overload and provides automatic load transfer to improve vehicle traction performance, which helps also reduce vehicle wear and other operating costs. Unlike the steel spring suspension, OptiRide also allows the vehicle to be raised and lowered, resulting in more efficient cargo handling and saving time. In addition, the optimum ride quality provided by OptiRide provides better load protection and more stable operation of the truck, which increases the safety of the vehicle and the road.
“Leading Chinese truck manufacturers are increasingly improving their vehicle platforms and axle configurations to be more competitive for long-haul transportation and logistics operations,” said Sujie Yu, vice president of WABCO , Asia Pacific. “OptiRide differentiates itself further by improving the efficiency and safety of the vehicle and by improving operator comfort. WABCO continues to provide the most economical and purpose-built electronic air suspension control solutions that fully meet local needs with the highest industry standards for quality, reliability and service.
“Major customers such as CNHTC, DFLQ, Shaanqi and other commercial vehicle manufacturers benefit from WABCO’s advanced maturity in globalization, as well as state-of-the-art capabilities such as local engineering, product application and manufacturing, ”said Yu.“ As expected, WABCO is demonstrating another leading market success in China with OptiRide and its dramatically growing customer acceptance – both in series and option production. ”
In China, WABCO maintains its leading position in the market, which includes anti-lock braking systems (ABS), electronic braking systems (EBS) and electronic stability control (ESC), among other safety and security technologies. vehicle efficiency. Local Original Equipment Manufacturers view WABCO as the supplier of choice and value the company’s “design for China” strategy and its unique ability to be executed there through 4 world-class factories. In particular, OptiRide builds on WABCO’s 30 years of technological leadership in ECAS systems.
WABCO (NYSE: WBC) is a leading global provider of technologies and services that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles. Founded nearly 150 years ago, WABCO continues to be at the forefront of revolutionary innovations in advanced driver assistance, braking, stability control, suspension, transmission automation. and aerodynamics. Partnering with the transportation industry as it charts the path to autonomous driving, WABCO also uniquely connects trucks, trailers, drivers, cargo and fleet operators via telematics, as well as solutions. advanced fleet and mobile management. WABCO generated sales of $ 2.6 billion in 2015. Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, WABCO has 12,000 employees in 39 countries. WABCO’s 2015 annual report is now available at www.ar.wabco-auto.com. For more information, visit www.wabco-auto.com.
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