Wabco touts security innovation in trailer EBS

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Wabco describes Trailer Immobilizer as an electronic system with high security that blocks the wheels of a parked trailer to help prevent theft or unauthorized use. The system is designed to safeguard against manipulation and also increase security and safety when the trailer is parked on a slope.

The truck driver activates Trailer Immobilizer by entering a PIN code via SmartBoard, a control box that graphically displays the trailer’s critical real-time operating information in a choice of 15 different languages. The system is integrated with the vehicle’s electronic braking system and is featured on the E1.5 version of the company’s Trailer EBS E generation.

“As the number of trailer thefts nearly doubles year on year, fleet owners and operators face sharply rising costs and major business disruption due to stolen vehicles, theft of valuable cargo, and damage and accidents due to manipulation by unauthorized persons,” says Nick Rens, Wabco vice president of aftermarket and trailer systems. “Wabco Trailer Immobilizer technology demonstrates our passion to help transport professionals continuously improve their vehicles’ security and safety while further protecting their profitability.”