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Wabco India demonstrates advanced safety technologies at T1 PRIMA Truck Racing Championship

Updated: Mar 20, 2017 08:37 IST
New Delhi [India], Mar. 20 (ANI): For the fourth consecutive year, Wabco India, a provider of technologies that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles was the Official Braking Technology Partner for Tata Motors at the T1 PRIMA Truck Racing Championship Season 4, on Sunday at the Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida.

Wabco India demonstrated its advanced safety and efficiency technologies on the race track, one of the most challenging operating environments for heavy-duty trucks.

Tata Motors T1 PRIMA Truck Racing Championship provides an 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, Season 4 of the T1 PRIMA Truck Racing Championship is a grand spectacle of Tata PRIMA race trucks competing for top honors.

"Tata Motors highly values Wabco's ongoing commitment to strengthening the safety performance of our PRIMA trucks on and off the race track," said Ravi Pisharody, Executive Director, Commercial Vehicles, Tata Motors Limited.

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 optimise 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.

"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 P Kaniappan, MD, Wabco India Ltd.

Wabco's breakthrough technologies have driven the adoption of its globally proven technologies for commercial vehicles in India, including Anti-Lock Braking Systems (ABS), Electronic Braking Systems (EBS) and Advanced Emergency Braking System (AEBS). (ANI)

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