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WABCO INDIA Demonstrates Advanced Safety Technologies at Tata Motors T1 PRIMA Truck Racing Championship for Fourth Year in a Row
Equips new 1000 BHP Tata Motors PRIMA Race Truck with Industry-Leading Air Disc Brakes
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).
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