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WABCO showcases eTASC at IAA event

WABCO Holdings Inc showcased its electronic trailer air suspension control (eTASC) at IAA Commercial Vehicles 2012 in Hanover, Germany, recently. eTASC is the industry's new suspension control device for trailers, offering advanced functions and benefits compared with conventional and electronic trailer air suspension systems.

eTASC integrates conventional suspension functions and best-in-class electronic suspension functions into a single offering. Five suspension functions enabled by eTASC are now offered together through WABCO's OptiLevel functionality:

  • More efficient electronic air suspension that reduces air consumption during driving, resulting in higher fuel saving, compared with conventional systems.

  • Operators can lift and lower the trailer at any time without electrical power.

  • Return-to-Load Level automatically maintains trailer height at the required level while (un)loading.

  • Memory Level function adjusts trailer height automatically to programmed levels such as (un)loading levels.

  • Return-to-Ride Level adjusts the trailer chassis to a safe driving level when the vehicle starts driving.

eTASC featuring OptiLevel is part of the company's Intelligent Trailer Program, a suite of applications for safer, more efficient 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.

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