Electronic air suspension for Chinese HGV suppliers

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Heavy duty Howo truck with OptiRide

Wabco is supplying the three major HGV manufacturers in China with electronically controlled air suspension for improved safety.

Several major Chinese heavy duty truck manufacturers including China National Heavy Truck Corporation (CNHTC), Dongfeng Liuzhou Motor Company (DFLQ) and Shaanqi, are continuing to increase their adoption of OptiRide electronically controlled air suspension (ECAS) from WABCO in series production.

Featuring intelligent lift-axle control and load monitoring, the OptiRide technology detects axle overload and provides automatic load transfer to improve the vehicle’s traction performance, which also helps reduce vehicle wear-and-tear and other operational costs. Unlike steel-spring suspension, OptiRide also enables the vehicle to be lifted and lowered, resulting in more efficient cargo handling and time-saving operation. In addition, the optimal ride quality provided by OptiRide delivers better load protection and more stable truck operation which increase vehicle and road safety.

“Chinese truck makers are increasingly upgrading their vehicle platforms and axle configurations to be more competitive for long-haul transport and logistics operations,” said Sujie Yu, WABCO Vice President, Asia Pacific. “OptiRide further differentiates by improving vehicle efficiency and safety and by enhancing driver comfort. WABCO continues to deliver the most cost-effective, specially designed electronic air-suspension control systems, which satisfy local needs at high standards for quality, reliability and service.”

In China, WABCO continues to produce anti-lock braking systems (ABS), electronic braking systems (EBS) and electronic stability control (ESC), among other vehicle safety and efficiency technologies.

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