Source: Knorr-Bremse announcement
MUNICH — The continuing improvement of traffic safety has always been part of Knorr-Bremse’s DNA and plays an essential role in automated driving and e-mobility.
With a broad-based product offensive covering commercial vehicles, buses and trailers, Knorr-Bremse, the global leader for braking systems and a leading supplier of other rail and commercial vehicle systems, is taking the next steps toward fulfilling the “Zero Accidents” vision. Knorr-Bremse will be presenting key traffic safety innovations at IAA TRANSPORTATION in Hanover on September 20-25, 2022 (Hall 12, Booth C21).
In the words of Bernd Spies, Member of the Executive Board of Knorr-Bremse AG and responsible for the Commercial Vehicle Systems division: “As a leading developer of systems for enhancing commercial vehicle dynamics, we’ve been a driving force behind the evolution of traffic safety for more than 115 years.
“At IAA TRANSPORTATION, we’ll be presenting key technologies that are paving the way to an accident-free future for road traffic, such as our modular SYNACT® disc-brake family for heavy commercial vehicles and buses, as well as our reduced-weight NexTT disc brake for trailers.
“Another important new development is our modular GSBC brake-control system, which will play a key role in our driver assistance and automated driving systems.
“And by showcasing two pioneering solutions from our state-of-the-art steering portfolio, the all-electric EPS steering system and AHPS overlay steering system, we’re consolidating our position as one of the world’s leading suppliers of steering systems for commercial vehicles.”
Modular SYNACT disc brake family sets new standard for heavy trucks and buses
With more than 30 years of experience of developing pneumatic disc brakes for commercial vehicles, and over 50 million units produced, Knorr-Bremse is the global technology and market leader in this field.
With the introduction of the SYNACT® radial brake, the company has further expanded the SYNACT® family and adapted it for city buses. In the 30 kNm class, the new brake delivers new levels of performance, weight and efficiency, reducing unladen weight by up to 10 kg.
Fitted with the optional Active Caliper Release (ACR) system, SYNACT® can also reduce fuel consumption by as much as one percent. The new, fully encapsulated bearings further enhance the brake’s durability.
With these new features, not only is Knorr-Bremse’s SYNACT® able to make vehicle operations more economical; it also sets a new standard for accident-free passenger and freight transportation.
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