Wabco enters into agreement with Nexteer Automotive

Wabco Nexteer
Wabco Nexteer
Reddish-brown HILLS, Mich. – Wabco Holdings declared today that it has marked a long haul participation concurrence with Nexteer Automotive.
As indicated by the assention, the two organizations will team up to create and supply dynamic controlling frameworks for medium-and overwhelming obligation business vehicles utilizing Nexteer MagnaSteer Actuation Technology, an achievement item in cutting edge guiding help. Wabco and Nexteer will coordinate MagnaSteer’s demonstrated innovation with Sheppard’s suite of energy guiding riggings, which has set the business standard for substantial obligation business and claim to fame vehicles.
As previously disclosed, Wabco has signed an agreement to acquire Sheppard, subject to customary U.S. regulatory clearance. The acquisition is expected to be completed by the end of the third quarter 2017.
Through an existing exclusivity agreement between Nexteer and Sheppard, Wabco can offer a compact, cost-effective, breakthrough technological solution that enables active steering control for commercial vehicle manufacturers in North America. In addition, WABCO has access to this technology for all medium- and heavy-duty commercial truck markets outside North America.
“This cooperation agreement marks another key milestone as Wabco advances toward enabling self-driving commercial vehicles,” said Jorge Solis, Wabco president, Truck, Bus and Car Original Equipment Manufacturers Division. “We have a clear line of sight on the fundamental technologies – such as active steering, active braking, electronic stability control and other advanced driver assistance systems – which will enable significant intermediary steps on our industry’s path to realize fully autonomous driving.”
“We are excited to partner with Wabco,” added Brian Darling, product line executive, Nexteer Automotive. “Our industry-leading MagnaSteer will be fully integrated into the strategy of this industry leader on an exclusive basis in the medium- to heavy-duty commercial truck market to create opportunities for further growth.”