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Ride-and-Drive event provides platform for safety technology

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Meritor WABCO Vehicle Control Systems provided members of Congress, their staffs and federal ag...

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Meritor WABCO Vehicle Control Systems provided members of Congress, their staffs and federal agency employees an up-close look at advanced vehicle control technology during a Ride and Drive event, sponsored by the Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA).

During the event, Meritor WABCO demonstrated its advanced vehicle control technologies and its advancements in commercial vehicle safety.

“We must raise awareness of the importance of these technologies not only to the safety of commercial vehicles, but to the positive influence their utilization can have on operation costs and overall commerce,” stated Jon Morrison, general manager of Meritor WABCO Vehicle Control Systems.

Technologies featured at the event were Meritor WABCO’s stability enhancement and collision mitigation systems.

The company’s stability enhancement systems offer a multifaceted approach to reducing rollovers with three options: Roll Stability Control (RSC), Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Roll Stability Support (RSS). The Collision Mitigation System (CMS) is an extension of the Adaptive Cruise Control/Collision Warning System.

ESC, which offers additional steering angle and yaw rate sensing, and CMS, an extension of the Adaptive Cruise Control system, have both been developed as additional offerings fleets can choose depending on their operations’ requirements.

Future applications of Meritor WABCO’s stability vehicle control systems include a larger variety of straight trucks, recreation vehicles and other specialty vehicles.

“Being the first to offer stability enhancement systems to the commercial vehicle industry, we have a great deal of road-proven experience with on-highway applications,” said Morrison. “This has allowed us to apply the technology to other vehicle applications where reducing the risk of rollover is desirable.”

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