WABCO launches innovative electro-pneumatic parking brake


On September 21, 2016, WABCO unveiled its Innovative Electro-Pneumatic Parking Brake for Trucks and Buses, with onhand technology which marks the commercial vehicle industry’s first stand-alone Parking Brake Control that paves way for autonomous driving.


OnHand braking technology provides automatic engage and release functionality. Actuated via a dashboard switch, the control system also checks and validates the safe parking of the truck and trailer combination, including on sloping roads. In addition, OnHand can provide back-up braking in case of electrical service-brake failure in redundant systems for autonomous driving applications.


Using only three internal valves and requiring less pneumatic piping than conventional parking brake controls, OnHand’s compactly designed innovation increases installation flexibility for vehicle makers, improves reliability of braking performance and further eases on-the-road serviceability. It also enables multiple braking-related options such as Anti-Lock Braking Support during secondary braking and Advanced Hill Start Aid for inclined roads.


WABCO showcased the technology at IAA Commercial Vehicles 2016.


To read the full press release, please click here.


Source: WABCO



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