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WABCO Enhances Its Award-Winning Trailerguard Telematics Technology; Adds Three Innovative Functions to Further Increase System's Value

June 8, 2011 - BRUSSELS, BELGIUM

WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC) (, a global technology leader and tier-one supplier to the commercial vehicle industry, today announced that the company has added three innovative functions to its TrailerGUARD™ system, a state-of-the-art telematics technology for trailer fleet management. WABCO's TrailerGUARD recently won the 2010 Trailer Telematics Award for asset protection, a top industry honor in recognition of the system's value.

TrailerGUARD combines telematics with diagnosis of the vehicle's various operating data. From any location via a simple and easy-to-use internet portal, fleet managers can monitor trailer doors, tire pressure and axle load, among other operating information. TrailerGUARD also locates a vehicle in real time, allowing optimized utilization of each trailer.

With TrailerGUARD's newest functions, fleet managers can remotely identify trailers that require service through the portal's display of warning lamps indicating any errors in the trailer's Electronic Braking System (EBS). EBS error warnings allow rapid intervention, either remote or on-site, to ensure compliance with road regulations. Operators can also monitor an individual's driving behavior to confirm compliance with the fleet's safety policy through the portal's display of near-rollover alerts and by downloading EBS operating data.

TrailerGUARD's new functions include: EBS Advanced which tracks EBS warning lamps in the vehicle's cabin; Roll Stability Support (RSS) which shows when and how many times RSS has been required to stabilize the vehicle against rollover; and Operating Data Recorder which allows analysis of the driver's performance as well as the trailer's utilization. TrailerGUARD also alerts fleet operators to any critical situations, enabling appropriate and timely action such as sending an alarm via text message (SMS) to the driver.

"TrailerGuard is the industry's only system which allows operators to remotely look into the electronic braking system and remotely support the driver to remain compliant with road safety regulations. It also reduces the trailer's downtime due to standing still in the workshop," said Nick Rens, WABCO Vice President, Trailer Systems and Aftermarket. "Driven by our passion for innovation, we continue to help customers to quantify utilization of their assets, enabling transport professionals to optimize vehicle efficiency and better assess future investments."

TrailerGUARD is available for all types of trailers in Europe and can be customized for specific needs. All data can be implemented into the customer's information technology (IT) system to further improve trailer management efficiency.

The Telematics Award honors industry benchmarks in telematics innovations in 13 categories. It is presented by the German trade magazine Telematik Markt and the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA).


WABCO (NYSE: WBC) is a leading supplier of safety and control systems for commercial vehicles. For over 140 years, WABCO has pioneered breakthrough electronic, mechanical and mechatronic technologies for braking, stability and transmission automation systems supplied to the world's leading commercial truck, trailer and bus manufacturers. With sales of $2.2 billion in 2010, WABCO is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. For more information, visit

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