Wabco signs contract with Hyundai to supply single-piston air disc brakes

Wabco's Maxx single-piston air disc brake technology will be used on Hyundai’s new medium-duty trucks

Air disc brake, Wabco, Hyundai, South Korea, Medium-duty trucks

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Wabco has signed its largest ever contract in South Korea, a long-term agreement with Hyundai Motor Company to supply Wabco's Maxx single-piston air disc brake technology for series production on Hyundai’s new medium-duty trucks starting in August 2019.

Wabco’s Maxx represents the lightest and highest performing single-piston ADB range for commercial vehicles and offers a number of differentiating benefits for original equipment manufacturers. Maxx offers a potential vehicle weight reduction of 100 kilograms with optimized wheel ends when compared to conventional drum brakes, which helps improve fuel efficiency and enables increased transport payloads. With up to 25% fewer parts compared to other ADB brands, Maxx offers faster serviceability and expanded service intervals.

Hyundai Motors will now become the first manufacturer to adopt ADB technology on all axles as standard on medium-duty trucks in the South Korean market. Hyundai Motor's new range of medium-duty trucks will be equipped with Wabco’s Maxx19 ADB featuring a specially customized new brake pad solution.

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