Wabco enhances EBS performance

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Wabco Holdings Inc. introduced two technologies to further enhance the performance of electronic braking systems (EBS) on extra-long trailers and truck-trailer combinations with two or more trailers.

Available to trailer customers worldwide, the new Controller Area Network (CAN) Repeater applies high-speed data transmission using CAN in-vehicle communications to improve braking performance of trailers, accelerating the transmission of the truck’s electronic braking signals to a trailer’s braking system, according to the company.

The CAN Repeater is designed to enable faster electronic transmission of braking signals in extra-long trailers that are used to transport oversized cargo such as construction materials. The CAN Router is designed to provide faster data transmission for truck-trailer combinations with two or more trailers equipped with EBS.

“Our new CAN Repeater and Router are breakthrough technologies that represent our deep understanding of customers’ needs and Wabco’s passion to continually advance commercial vehicle safety,” says Nick Rens, vice president of Aftermarket and Trailer Systems. “These innovative technologies build on Wabco’s unique knowledge and exceptional capabilities in trailer systems, allowing original equipment manufacturers, trailer owners and truck drivers to further improve vehicle and road safety, particularly in view of increasingly heavier demands on professional trailer transport.”