Mid-America Trucking Show Attendees To Ride-Drive Advanced Braking Systems by Meritor WABCO
TROY, Mich., (Feb. 22, 2010) – Meritor WABCO Vehicle Control Systems will conduct a ride-and-drive demonstration of its advanced braking systems for truck operators attending the upcoming Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., on Thursday, March 25 and Friday, March 26. Fully-equipped demonstration vehicles will be located outside the South Wing of the Exhibition Hall in Louisville for demo. Truck operators interested in the demonstration can sign up for the event by visiting the Meritor WABCO booth #34045 located in the South Hall.
The demonstration vehicle will be ready for demonstrations outside the South Wing of the Exhibition Hall in Louisville. The attendees will see and feel the latest active-safety technology for commercial trucks, buses, and trailers, including SmartTrac™ stability control systems (truck and trailer), and the newest product, OnGuard™ collision safety system.
The program is part of a series of annual, customer-requested demonstrations Meritor WABCO is conducting throughout the United States for fleets and dealers.
Meritor WABCO is a leader in the development of a wide range of industry-leading commercial vehicle controls, including SmartTrac stability control systems for trucks and trailers, and OnGuard, a robust new technology designed to detect objects in the vehicle’s path and insure the proper following distance between them. Both systems can automatically intervene to slow the vehicle to reduce the likelihood of a rear-end collision or loss of stability. This allows the driver time to maintain control and apply additional braking force as needed.
SmartTrac stability control systems and the OnGuard collision safety systems are building blocks in Meritor WABCO’s “Pyramid of Safety.”
Meritor WABCO1 is a joint venture of ArvinMeritor, (NYSE:ARM) and the WABCO Automotive Control Systems, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of WABCO Holdings, Inc.
WABCO Vehicle Control Systems (NYSE: WBC) is a leading supplier of safety and control systems for commercial vehicles. For over 140 years, WABCO has pioneered breakthrough electronic, mechanical and mechatronic technologies for braking, stability, and transmission automation systems supplied to the world’s leading commercial truck, trailer, and bus manufacturers. With sales of $1.5 billion in 2009, WABCO is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. For more information, visit www.wabco-auto.com
ArvinMeritor, Inc. is a premier global supplier of a broad range of integrated systems, modules and components to original equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket for the transportation and industrial sectors. The company serves commercial truck, trailer and specialty original equipment manufacturers and certain aftermarkets, and light vehicle manufacturers. ArvinMeritor marked its centennial anniversary in 2009, celebrating a long history of 'forward thinking.' ArvinMeritor common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol ARM. For important information about the company, visit arvinmeritor.com.
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1 Meritor WABCO products are available in the United States, Mexico and Canada.
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