Equips new 1000 BHP Tata Motors PRIMA Race Truck with Industry-Leading Air Disc Brakes
NEW DELHI, March 18, 2017 – WABCO INDIA, a leading supplier of technologies that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles, will demonstrate its advanced safety and efficiency technologies on the race track, one of the most challenging operating environments for heavy-duty trucks. For the fourth consecutive year, WABCO INDIA will participate as the Official Braking Technology Partner for Tata Motors at the T1 PRIMA Truck Racing Championship Season 4, on March 19, 2017 at the Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida.
Tata Motors T1 PRIMA Truck Racing Championship provides an exciting environment, in which WABCO can showcase the strength of its industry-leading braking technologies for trucks. Considered the Formula One of truck racing in India and one of the most awaited events on the Indian Motorsport calendar, Season 4 of the T1 PRIMA Truck Racing Championship is a grand spectacle of Tata PRIMA race trucks competing for top honors.
Conducted under the aegis of Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) and Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI), the T1 PRIMA Truck Racing Championship features Tata Motors PRIMA trucks specifically built for the race track. Tata Motors equips both its PRIMA race trucks and production trucks with WABCO’s range of industry-leading safety and efficiency technologies, thereby, helping to optimize the vehicles’ safety and stability performance in all operating environments.
Each Tata Motors PRIMA race truck competing in Super Class, Champion Class and PRO Class races carries WABCO’s Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), high-performance air management system in addition to high-output, modular compressor technology, advanced air actuation systems, Integrated Pedal Unit (IPU) and other braking components.
In addition, WABCO furnishes Tata Motors’ new 1000 BHP PRIMA race truck with powerful single-piston Air Disc Brakes (ADBs) offering a major safety advantage of reduced stopping distance combined with balanced braking. WABCO ADBs are superbly engineered enabling high performance and long product life. In addition, WABCO ADBs significantly diminish downtime due to reduced wear and tear compared to conventional drum brakes while ensuring optimum brake adjustment.
“We are honored to be a key technology partner to Tata Motors for its T1 PRIMA Truck Racing Championship, which is India’s premier truck racing event. This unique occasion provides us with an excellent platform to demonstrate the high performance of WABCO’s advanced safety technologies on the race track, which represents the most extreme operating conditions for heavy duty trucks,” said Mr. Jacques Esculier, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, WABCO.
“We are excited for WABCO to join us again as the Official Braking Technology Partner for the T1 PRIMA Truck Racing Championship Season 4. Tata Motors highly values WABCO’s ongoing commitment to strengthening the safety performance of our PRIMA trucks on and off the race track,” said Mr. Ravi Pisharody, Executive Director, Commercial Vehicles, Tata Motors Limited.
“WABCO INDIA is immensely proud of its partnership of more than 50 years with Tata Motors as a preferred supplier of world-class safety and efficiency technologies. Being a partner to the T1 PRIMA Truck Racing Championship is a natural progression which takes our relationship to the next level,” said Mr. P Kaniappan, Managing Director, WABCO INDIA LIMITED.
WABCO’s breakthrough technologies that advance commercial vehicle safety combined with a well-established local presence have driven the adoption of its globally proven technologies for commercial vehicles in India, including Anti-Lock Braking Systems (ABS), Electronic Braking Systems (EBS) Electronic Stability Control (ESCSmartTM), Automated Manual Transmission (OptiDriveTM), Electronically Controlled Air Suspension (OptiRideTM) and Advanced Emergency Braking System (AEBS).
Press Photo / Caption: WABCO INDIA continues its participation in the Tata Motors T1 PRIMA Truck Racing Championship 2017 as the Official Braking Technology Partner for the fourth consecutive year. Tata Motors PRIMA race trucks are equipped with WABCO’s advanced safety and efficiency technologies.
WABCO (NYSE: WBC) is a leading global supplier of technologies and services that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles. Founded nearly 150 years ago, WABCO continues to pioneer breakthrough innovations for advanced driver assistance, braking, stability control, suspension, transmission automation and aerodynamics. Partnering with the transportation industry as it maps a route toward autonomous driving; WABCO also uniquely connects trucks, trailers, cargo, drivers, business partners and fleet operators through advanced fleet management systems and mobile solutions. WABCO reported sales of $2.8 billion in 2016.
Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, WABCO has 13,000 employees in 40 countries. For more information, visit www.wabco-auto.com
About WABCO INDIA
WABCO INDIA designs, manufactures and markets conventional braking products, advanced braking systems, and other related air assisted products and systems. The company has achieved a major market share in the Indian OEM market as well as in the domestic aftermarket, which it serves through a strong nationwide distribution network. With five world class manufacturing facilities, software design center, application engineering center and a test track in India, WABCO INDIA excels in engineering and manufacturing. WABCO INDIA employs over 3,200 employees and reported Rs.1872 Crores in sales in 2015-16.