BRUSSELS, BELGIUM--(Marketwire - Oct 10, 2012) - WABCO Holdings Inc. (WBC), (www.wabco-auto.com) a global technology leader and tier-one supplier to the commercial vehicle industry, today announced that its TrailerGUARD™ telematics system with remote diagnostics technology for trailer fleet management has won the 2012 Telematics Award for logistics and transport. This top industry honor was awarded recently at IAA Commercial Vehicles 2012, one of the industry''s most comprehensive tradeshows.
"We are proud to be honored with the 2012 Telematics Award. It recognizes that WABCO''s TrailerGUARD sets the transport industry''s standard to further optimize utilization of trailer fleets and to reduce operating costs," said Nick Rens, WABCO Vice President, Trailer Systems and Aftermarket. "Powered by our passion for innovation, WABCO continues to help transport professionals to increase vehicle safety and efficiency while also enabling them to assess their current assets and future investments."
TrailerGUARD''s new remote diagnostics function is the industry''s first of its kind for a trailer''s electronic braking and air suspension control system. It allows remote diagnosis by providing information about the trailer''s technical status in real-time.
TrailerGUARD telematics also allows fleet managers to remotely monitor the vehicle''s various operating data such as brake wear, mileage, axle load, tire pressure, temperature inside a refrigerated trailer and door status, among other operating functions.
In 2010, WABCO''s TrailerGUARD won the Telematics Award for asset protection, in recognition of the system''s outstanding value.
TrailerGUARD telematics is part of WABCO''s award-winning Intelligent Trailer Program, a suite of applications for safer, more efficient and more innovative operation of all types of trailers. Trailer builders and fleet operators select those functions most relevant and cost-effective for their needs through separate or combined modules.
About the Telematics Award
Established in 2010, the Telematics Award honors benchmarks in telematics innovations in 12 categories. The award is presented by the German trade magazine Telematik Markt and the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA). Its patron is Jörg Bode, Lower Saxony''s minister for economic affairs. Over 215 applications were submitted for this award in 2012. For more information, visit http://telematik-markt.de/telematik-award-2012.
WABCO (WBC) is a leading global supplier of technologies and control systems for the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles. Founded over 140 years ago, WABCO continues to pioneer breakthrough electronic, mechanical and mechatronic technologies for braking, stability and transmission automation systems supplied to the world''s leading commercial truck, bus and trailer manufacturers. With sales of $2.8 billion in 2011, WABCO is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. For more information, visit www.wabco-auto.com.