At FDIC 2014, Fire Engineering Associate Editor Derek Rosenfeld visited the Lucas Oil Stadium floor to meet up with Meritor WABCO’s Senior Director of Vehicle Control Systems Carsten Duevell and Senior Manager Michael G. Lambie for an introduction to the company’s line of electronic stability control systems aimed at all fire apparatus.
Every day, emergency responders are in aggressive, urgent driving situations, and it’s critical to provide for their safety. Meritor WABCO’s Electronic Stability Control (ESC) ensures safe and fast arrival to emergency situations. The product satisfies not only NFPA 1901, Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus, but also accounts for dynamic driving situations that the tilt table test and calculated stability control do not.
ESC is a proven product that is heavily integrated in the passenger car and tractor-trailer markets. A recent National Highway Traffic Safety Administration study estimates that ESC saved more than 2,200 lives over a three-year period in the passenger car market.
Here, Carsten gives a quick overview on the purpose of the control systems:
Following are videos featuring the various Meritor WABCO vehicle control systems.
For more info, visit www.meritorwabco.com or call Carsten Duevell at (248) 655-2017.
About Meritor WABCO
Meritor WABCO is dedicated to the delivery of advanced safety technology and efficient, integrated brake systems. Since 1990, this North American joint venture has focused on the development and delivery of proven, integrated safety technology and efficiency components, including braking systems and controls, active safety systems, and suspension and control systems for commercial vehicles in North America.
Two leading global suppliers back Meritor WABCO, each with more than 100-year legacies. Meritor, Inc., a supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets, provides the JV with the industry’s most extensive service and support network. WABCO Automotive Control Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of WABCO Holdings, Inc. provides breakthrough technologies and control systems for the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles.