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Meritor WABCO to distribute Takata Corp.’s commercial vehicle safety systems

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Oct. 17, 2011—Meritor WABCO Vehicle Control Systems on Monday announced it established a strategic alliance with Takata Corp.'s U.S. subsidiary, TK Holdings Inc., to develop new active safety systems products for North American commercial vehicles.

Under the agreement, Meritor WABCO said it will market and distribute Takata's SafeTrak Lane Departure Warning systems, Truck Interface Module and Fleet Management Portal.

Takata's Lane Departure Warning (LDW) system assists drivers in avoiding unintentional lane departure by providing warnings when certain events occur. The system complements Takata's other electronic products, which include collision sensors, electronic control units (ECU) and occupant classification systems.

"Takata's products perfectly complement and enhance our current active safety systems such as OnGuard and SmartTrack," said Jon Morrison, president of Meritor WABCO. "We're confident our customers will appreciate and embrace another progressive step in our pyramid of safety."

Takata Corp. is a global provider of passive and active safety systems for nearly every automotive manufacturer. Its technology features a strong emphasis on safety restraint systems, air bags, safety electronics, interior trim, and special fabrics and textile materials.

Meritor WABCO is a supplier of braking systems and controls, active safety systems and suspension and control systems for commercial vehicles in North America. For more information, visit

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