Iveco trucks take Wabco's ABS on board

October 10, 2011 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
Commercial vehicle industry supplier Wabco Holdings has entered into a long term agreement with Fiat subsididary Iveco to supply anti-lock braking systems (ABS) with Wabco's ESCsmart technology that certifies electronic stability control (ESC) for commercial vehicles.

Wabco's ABS and ESCsmart technologies will equip Fiat's Eurocargo Euro 6 medium duty on-road trucks starting in 2013 for series production in Europe. Wabco’s ESCsmart is the commercial vehicle industry’s first and most efficient technology of its kind to homologate ESC, saving significant time and labor for truck and bus manufacturers.

The contract represents new business and expands Wabco’s supply relationship with Iveco. The company furnishes Iveco’s heavy duty on-road trucks with ABS, ESC, electronic braking and electronically controlled air suspension systems, as well as air compressor technology, braking products, adaptive cruise control and vehicle control modules, among other vehicle components.

The ESCsmart technonolgy enables Fiat subsidiary Iveco to respond faster to market needs by introducing new vehicle types within significantly shorter development, said Wabco Vice President Jean-Christophe Figueroa. According to Figueroa, the system significantly speeds and eases the process of adopting electronic stability control to automotive OEMs.