Meritor WABCO Launches RSS 1M Trailer Safety System to Reduce the Risk of Rollovers
TROY, Mich.,(February 16, 2012)–Meritor WABCO continues to demonstrate its leadership in trailer safety systems with the introduction of the Roll Stability Support (RSS) 1M. This two-sensor, one-modulator system completes the industry’s most diverse offering of trailer safety systems to provide the benefits of both ABS and trailer stability control integrated into a single compact unit.
The risk of rollover from driving actions, including collision avoidance maneuvers; sudden lane changes and acceleration in a curve, can be mitigated or prevented as a result of the RSS 1M, thereby assisting the driver in maintaining control of the vehicle.
The system automatically accounts for the load status and calculates lateral acceleration while driving. If the lateral acceleration exceeds a specific value, low pressure check brake applications are applied. If the system detects a potential rollover during the brake check process, a full brake application is put into effect. The Meritor WABCO RSS 1M is derived from the proven RSS 2 M system that has been available to fleets for 9 years.
“As a leader in trailer safety systems, with more than 3 million ABS systems in the field, we listened to our customers and developed an effective solution for customers that have been requesting a one modulator variant of our proven RSS 2M,” said Mark Melletat, director trailer systems, Meritor WABCO. “There are nearly 20,000 RSS 2M systems in the field, and now the RSS 1M broadens our portfolio to support those fleet applications that desire to upgrade from their current 1M ABS to include the advanced features and technology of stability control.”
This RSS 1M safety system is targeted for vans, reefer units, flatbeds and is easily retrofitableto upgrade existing equipment. Features and benefits includes proven anti-lock brake performance, stability control, integrated control and supply port screens, a tank mountable ECU/valve assembly, optional lift axle control, and Meritor
Tire Inflation System (MTIS™) by PSI monitoring. Additional capabilities include air and spring suspension applications, generic input and output, onboard data recorder and telematicbroadcasting capabilities.
Meritor WABCO trailer safety systems are backed by more than 120 service and aftermarket representatives across North America for post-sale support.
About Meritor WABCO
Meritor WABCO is a North American joint venture focused on the development and delivery of proven, integrated safety technology and efficiency components. These include braking systems and controls, active safety systems, and suspension control systems for commercial vehicles in North America. Two leading global suppliers back Meritor WABCO, each with more than 100-year legacies. Meritor, Inc. (NYSE:MTOR), a supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets, provides the JV the industry’s most extensive service and support network; while WABCO Automotive Control Systems, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of WABCO Holdings, Inc. provides breakthrough technologies and control systems for the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles. For more information, visit meritorwabco.com.
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