WABCO To Supply Modular Braking System For Major Truck, Bus Maker
By David Lubach15 August 2017
WABCO Holdings Inc., Brussels, Belgium, a global supplier of technologies and services that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles, announced that it has entered a new long-term agreement with a major global manufacturer of trucks and buses headquartered in Europe.
A press release announcing the agreement did not reveal the name of the manufacturer.
WABCO will supply the customer’s vehicle brands with is modular braking system platform mBSP. The contract represents WABCO’s single largest order ever for supply of mBSP technology, the company said.
Introduced in 2014, the mBSP enables vehicle makers to flexibly equip global truck and bus platforms with either anti-lock braking (ABS) or electronic braking systems (EBS) anywhere in the world. WABCO said the mBSP saves development time, reduces design overhead and lowers production costs for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) by avoiding different braking configurations.
WABCO said four global OEMs use the mBSP technology, which also provides seamless integration of a vehicle maker’s own intelligent software and added system functionalities.
“Modularity strongly differentiates WABCO’s mBSP as a game-changing braking system platform for original equipment manufacturers, particularly by delivering high levels of flexibility and scalability to support their global strategies,” said Jorge Solis, WABCO president, Truck, Bus and Car Original Equipment Manufacturers Division. “WABCO’s technology leadership enables our customers to develop and produce diverse models on the same vehicle platform and to bring new trucks and buses to market faster.”