WABCO braking tech for T1 PRIMA Truck Racing Championship race
WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC) demonstrated its industry leading safety and efficiency technologies at India’s first-ever T1 PRIMA Truck Racing Championship. Tata Motors partnered with WABCO as its Braking Technology Partner for the race on March 23, 2014 at Formula 1 Buddh International Circuit (BIC) in Greater Noida.
T1 PRIMA Truck Racing Championship saw 6 truck racing teams participate with 2 trucks per team. 12 Tata Motors’ Prima Model 4038.S trucks were specially customized and featured a number of safety and efficiency technologies drawn from WABCO’s extensive global portfolio.
“As the local market leader for commercial vehicle safety and control technologies, WABCO is honored to sponsor Tata Motors’ T1 PRIMA Truck Racing Championship as its official Braking Technology Partner. We are excited to showcase the high performance of our advanced braking systems in a racing environment, which represents the most extreme conditions for heavy duty trucks,” said Jacques Esculier, WABCO Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “The fifty years of experience we have gained from innovating safety and vehicle control systems here in India means that WABCO technologies are helping to protect drivers not just on the race track, but in the hundreds of thousands of trucks and buses on India’s roads every day.”
Each Tata Motors’ Prima Model 4038.S race truck was equipped with a fully integrated compressed air system to feature WABCO’s high-performance Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) alongside high-output compressor technology, advanced air processing systems and braking components.
WABCO was the 1st to introduce ABS to the commercial vehicle industry having sold more than 8 million systems globally till date. WABCO’s vision is to help significantly reduce the number of commercial vehicle accidents worldwide. In a 2012 study, India’s Ministry of Road Transport and Highways attributed 77% of road accidents to drivers losing control over their vehicles. WABCO’s Anti-Lock Braking, ESCsmartTM roll stability control , OptiDrive automated manual transmission and OnGuard collision mitigation improve driver effectiveness and road safety.