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Haldex participating in European safety program for heavy trucks

STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Haldex is participating in a European development project aimed at improving future brake syst...


STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Haldex is participating in a European development project aimed at improving future brake systems for heavy-duty trucks.

The project is called Secure Propulsion using Advanced Redundant Control (SPARC) and is being co-ordinated by DaimlerChrysler’s Commercial Vehicle Division. It’s a three-year project with a budget of 14.2 million Euro.

The program is aimed at substantially improving traffic safety and efficiency for heavy commercial vehicles by using advanced electronic systems, including preventive safety systems which compensate for driver mistakes. Full scale vehicle testing will be conducted.

Haldex’s contribution will include electrically actuated disc brakes in heavy trucks and subsystems for trailers including electronically controlled braking (EBS) with electric disc brakes and suspension systems, the company says.


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