HANNOVER, Germany, Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) is developing new products, such as SMARTandem and LogixDrive, that improve performance, efficiency and safety using a pneumatic control unit (PCU) family developed in-house.
"Meritor is expanding its controls and electronics capabilities, and developing systems that improve the functional capabilities and diagnostics of our core brake and drivetrain products," said Simon Dean, senior director, Advanced Engineering and Electronics, Meritor. "In addition, Meritor is creating products, including the new PCU, which is the platform for multiple systems that provide value and safety for vehicles."
Starting next year, Meritor plans to introduce the SMARTandem system, which provides traction for 6x2 applications by actively managing suspension and differential lock. Meritor LogixDrive™ will utilize the PCU in pneumatic configurations, measuring speed, braking and engine torque to manage lubrication and optimize axle efficiency. LogixDrive is also expected to be available in an all-electric version.
Additionally, tire inflation systems, air suspension controls, lift axle systems and driveline controls utilizing variants of the PCU will follow. These items can help balance loads, control trailer height and enhance traction resulting in a safer, more efficient vehicle.
"Using the PCU, we're producing technology that makes the roads safer and vehicles more efficient," Dean said. "These are not just concepts, they are validated products that are either on the road now or will be shortly."
About Meritor, Inc. Meritor, Inc. is a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets. With more than a 100-year legacy of providing innovative products that offer superior performance, efficiency and reliability, the company serves commercial truck, trailer, off-highway, defense, specialty and aftermarket customers in more than 70 countries. Meritor is based in Troy, Mich., United States, and is made up of more than 10,000 diverse employees who apply their knowledge and skills in manufacturing facilities, engineering centers, joint ventures, distribution centers and global offices in 19 countries. Common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MTOR. For important information, visit the company's website at meritor.com.
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