WABCO to demo truck technologies May 8 at Arvest Ballpark

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WABCO, a global supplier of technologies for the commercial vehicle market, will be in Springdale on Wednesday (May 8) to show its products as part of the WABCO Demo Days program.

The company will host a Demo Days program at Arvest Ballpark. WABCO started the program more than 20 years ago to allow customers to experience the company’s technologies on vehicles in on-road situations, and the program is hosted at racetracks and other open areas to allow WABCO test drivers to operate the trucks in various driving scenarios, such as wet and low-visibility conditions. The company recently hosted Demo Days in Fontana, Calif, and Portland, Ore, and other Demo Days programs will take place in Union Grove, Wis., Pittsburgh, Pa., and Charlotte, N.C.

“Demo Days provide a unique opportunity for truck and trailer manufacturers and fleet owners to sit in the cab of a truck equipped with WABCO technologies,” said Mark Melletat, fleet sales and service leader at WABCO. “This allows our customers to see, feel and experience the safety benefits of WABCO technologies first-hand before deciding to purchase them.”

Some of the technologies that will be on display include air disc brakes, emergency braking system, blind spot detection system and active steering technology. Trained and certified WABCO drivers will take trucks through the scenarios with customers in the passenger seat and will demonstrate how active braking, active steering, stability control and other technologies help keep drivers, passengers and the equipment safe.

“What most of our customers really connect with is live demonstrations — not just videos, not just presentations, but the physical, real-life experience of getting in vehicles and experiencing our products at work,” Melletat said.

“Safety is paramount, and our products and systems lead the industry in improving vehicle safety and efficiency as well as driver effectiveness,” said Jon Morrison, Americas president at WABCO. “At the same time, these technology advancements are important building blocks to the autonomous commercial vehicles of the future.”

Other aspects of the Demo Days program include experts who can answer questions about its products, including technical specifications and service requirements and WABCO’s Technology Showcase Trailer with displays and demonstrations of its products.

Link here to register for the event.

Based in Switzerland, WABCO was founded nearly 150 years ago and reported sales of more than $3.8 billion in 2018. The company has more than 16,000 employees in 40 countries.

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