LAS VEGAS — WABCO Holdings, a global supplier of braking control systems and other safety technologies used the platform of the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week here to reveal new safety solutions as well as certified Sheppard remanufactured steering gears for the North American aftermarket.
The announcements reflect the company’s continued investment in high-quality systems and parts for commercial vehicles at every stage of the ownership lifecycle, said Abe Aon,
WABCO regional aftermarket sales leader, North America.
Aon said products unveiled during the show included:
- WABCO OnSide and OnGuardACTIVE Retrofit Kits. Fast and easy to install, these kits enable fleets to add the latest, market-proven collision mitigation/avoidance technologies to existing vehicles, Aon said. OnSide Blind Spot Detection is a radar-based system that supports drivers in passing and lane-change maneuvers. The system provides a warning when it detects a moving vehicle within a 160-degree blind spot range. OnGuardACTIVE is a radar-based active safety system that can offer collision mitigation, adaptive cruise control and forward collision warning. When needed, the system can actively apply the brakes to help avoid or mitigate a collision.
- WABCO Remanufactured Enhanced Easy-Stop Trailer ABS Systems. Available in one- and two-modulator configurations to meet the requirements of virtually any trailer application, these original equipment-quality systems ensure proper braking force is delivered for exceptional trailer stability and control. With the combination of OE-quality construction and performance, WABCO remanufactured Enhanced Easy-Stop systems also help avoid wheel lock-up and reduce excessive tire wear and flat spotting, Aon said.
- Genuine Sheppard Remanufactured Steering Gears. In 2017, WABCO acquired R.H. Sheppard Co., Inc., a global leader in steering gears and other products for the original equipment and replacement markets. WABCO now offers nearly 400 genuine Sheppard remanufactured steering gear variants, each guaranteed to both look and perform like new. Each unit must pass a 17-point performance check before being approved for market use. In addition, these remanufactured units are covered by the same warranty as Sheppard OEM-service new replacement gears.
“WABCO can help fleets enhance vehicle productivity and safety through innovative retrofit solutions as well as repairs needed at any stage of the ownership lifecycle,” Aon said. “Our aftermarket brands are marks of excellence in each of their respective categories, delivering added confidence and value to every purchase.”
For more information, visit wabco-auto.com.
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