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Category: Breaks, Suspensions & Chassis

What is Brake-By-Wire and Why It Might Be In Your Next Vehicle

What is Brake-By-Wire and Why It Might Be In Your Next Vehicle

| August 12, 2018

We may all be stopping like pros soon. Here’s what’s up: When a Formula 1 driver hits the brakes, they are sending a signal for the computer to interpret, and it’s the computer that determines how much pressure to apply to the rear brake calipers. This technology is known as “brake-by-wire,” because it cuts the […]

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WABCO Signs Largest Ever Contract in South Korea

WABCO Signs Largest Ever Contract in South Korea

| July 6, 2018

WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC), a global supplier of technologies and services that are designed to improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles, announced its largest ever contract in South Korea. Under the long-term agreement with Hyundai Motor Company, South Korea’s leading manufacturer of commercial vehicles, WABCO will supply its breakthrough MAXX™ single-piston […]

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XTRA Lease Taps SAF-HOLLAND for Air Disc Brake Systems on Dry Vans and Reefers

XTRA Lease Taps SAF-HOLLAND for Air Disc Brake Systems on Dry Vans and Reefers

| May 24, 2018

XTRA Lease, the national provider of over-the-road trailer equipment rental and leasing, and SAF-HOLLAND, a leading global manufacturer of axle/braking systems, suspensions, fifth wheels and landing gear products, announced that XTRA Lease is installing SAF P89 air disc brakes on more than 6,000 of its over-the-road dry vans and reefers purchased in 2018. XTRA Lease […]

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Jacobs Debuts 1.5 HPD Stroke Engine Brake

Jacobs Debuts 1.5 HPD Stroke Engine Brake

| May 16, 2018

Jacobs Vehicle Systems®, a leading manufacturer of heavy-duty diesel engine retarding systems, has launched 1.5 Stroke HPD, a new variation of the innovative High Power Density® (HPD®) engine brake that the company introduced on a demonstration truck in 2016. This new HPD option provides heavy vehicles with significantly higher levels of supplemental braking force than […]

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Abex Debuts New Brake Rotors for Commercial Vehicles

Abex Debuts New Brake Rotors for Commercial Vehicles

| January 17, 2018

Abex, one of Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ leading commercial vehicle (CV) brands, has recently introduced a new series of premium brake rotors for the heavy-duty market.  Designed to work in conjunction with its Air Disc Brake (ADB) pads, these new products are available across 8 different Class Eight applications, covering nearly 98 percent of the HD ADB […]

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Meritor Launches Optimized EX+ Air Disc Brakes

Meritor Launches Optimized EX+ Air Disc Brakes

| September 29, 2017

Meritor, Inc. has announced its EX+ air disc brakes for tractors and trailers has been optimized to reduce product weight and total cost of ownership and will be available to OEMs in 2018. “By updating and optimizing the EX+, our engineers reduced weight by 10 pounds per brake to offer the lightest-weight truck ADB on […]

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