WABCO TO SUPPLY HYDRAULIC POWER STEERING SYSTEMS TO TATA MOTORS
Wabco has signed an agreement with Tata Motors to supply power steering systems. This is Wabco’s first major steering system deal in India following its September 2017 acquisition of Us-based R.H. Sheppard, a supplier of industryleading steering technologies for commercial vehicles.
As a full systems tier one supplier, Wabco will provide its hydraulic power steering systems to help Tata Motors meet increasing demand for new heavy-duty trucks locally following recent legislation changes to restrict axle weight loads. Wabco’s M110 heavy-duty hydraulic power steering gears and assemblies meet Tata Motors’ power-steering performance and reliability requirements.
P. Kaniappan, managing director, Wabco India, said: “The introduction of Wabco’s steering systems for the first time in India further differentiates our strong partnership with Tata Motors, while helping them to meet this additional level of demand.”
Tata Motors is also collaborating with Wabco to provide a host of specific safety technologies in their vehicles, including electronic stability control (ESC), automatic traction control (ATC), hill start aid (HSA), collision mitigation system (CMS) and lane departure warning system (LDWS).
The Wabco collision mitigation system (Onguardassist) implemented by Tata Motors alerts the driver to potentially critical driving situations via acoustic, visual and haptic signals.
Should the driver fail to take corrective action, the system provides active braking on moving and stopping vehicles to mitigate or prevent impending rear-end collisions. The system utilizes a 77GHZ radar sensor that maintains the system’s high performance in all weather conditions and poor visibility situations such as heavy rain, dense fog, blinding sunshine and night-time driving.