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Category: Breaks, Suspensions & Chassis

WABCO Debuts Single-Piston Air Disc Brake Technology

WABCO Debuts Single-Piston Air Disc Brake Technology

| September 10, 2018

WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC), a leading global supplier of technologies and services that are engineered to improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles, has  announced its first simultaneous release of a complete new generation of high-performance single-piston air disc brakes (ADB) for trucks, buses and trailers world-wide.  Accelerating the industry’s conversion from conventional drum brakes […]

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Tech Talk: Jacobs To Introduce Cylinder  Deactivation Technology

Tech Talk: Jacobs To Introduce Cylinder Deactivation Technology

| September 6, 2018

Jacobs Vehicle Systems®, a leading manufacturer of heavy-duty diesel engine retarding systems and valve actuation systems, will introduce its new Cylinder Deactivation (CDA) technology to the European market at IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018 (Hannover, Germany, September 20-27).  CDA uses the proven componentry of Jacobs’ High Power Density® (HPD®) engine brake, but in a new application and for […]

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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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