TROY, Mich., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --
Meritor WABCO Vehicle Control Systems hosted the Honorable Deborah A.P. Hersman, Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), on June 28 at the Michigan Proving Ground in Romeo, MI. NTSB, an independent U.S. Federal agency, investigates and studies transportation accidents in the United States to provide safety recommendations for future accident prevention.
Chairman Hersman and NTSB staff experienced demonstrations of Meritor WABCO's active safety technologies. Vehicle demonstrations included Antilock Braking Systems (ABS), SmartTrac(TM) Stability Control System, OnGuard(TM) Collision Safety System, and SafetyDirect(TM) Fleet Performance System.
"Our advanced safety systems continue to assist drivers in potentially avoiding accidents and increasing highway safety overall," said Jon Morrison, president and general manager, Meritor WABCO. "It's an honor to share our safety systems with Chairman Hersman and others from NTSB."
SmartTrac(TM) Stability Control Systems is a suite of active safety systems that assist the driver in maintaining control of the vehicle in response to an impending loss of directional control or roll instability, reducing the risk of such events.
OnGuard(TM) Collision Safety System is a forward-looking radar-based collision safety system that detects objects in a vehicle's path and when appropriate automatically de-throttles the engine and applies the engine and service brakes when it senses a possible rear-end collision. The system continues to improve commercial vehicle safety with more than 11,000 units sold and more than one billion miles of proven road experience since its industry introduction in 2007.
SafetyDirect(TM) Fleet Performance System is a Web-based reporting tool that uses an onboard data logger to capture and report driving behavior, vehicle characteristics and severe events.
About Meritor WABCO
Meritor WABCO is a joint venture of Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) and WABCO Automotive Control Systems, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of WABCO Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: WBC). The company is a leading supplier of a complete braking system including braking systems and controls, suspension and control systems and active safety systems for commercial vehicles in North America. For more information, visit meritorwabco.com.
About Meritor, Inc.
Meritor, Inc. is a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets. With more than a 100-year legacy of providing innovative products that offer superior performance, efficiency and reliability, the company serves commercial truck, trailer, off-highway, defense, specialty and aftermarket customers in more than 70 countries. Meritor is based in Troy, Mich., United States, and is made up of more than 11,000 diverse employees who apply their knowledge and skills in manufacturing facilities, engineering centers, joint ventures, distribution centers and global offices in 19 countries. Common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MTOR. For more information, visit the company's web site at meritor.com.
About WABCO Holdings, Inc.
WABCO (NYSE: WBC) is a leading supplier of safety and control systems for commercial vehicles. For over 140 years, WABCO has pioneered breakthrough electronic, mechanical and mechatronic technologies for braking, stability and transmission automation systems supplied to the world's leading commercial truck, trailer and bus manufacturers. With sales of $2.2 billion in 2010, WABCO is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. For more information, visit www.wabco-auto.com
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