In a bid to develop purpose-built trailer suspensions and brakes and tyre inflation systems, leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets, Meritor announced that it has entered into a collaboration agreement with ConMet.
According to the arrangement, Meritor will work with ConMet's PreSet Plus eHub, enabling the production of zero-emissions refrigerated trailers. To deliver this electrified trailer solution, the company is redesigning its trailer suspension and drum brake, including a specifically engineered spindle package compatible with ConMet's eHub. The companies will also continue to jointly evaluate the application of industry-leading, complementary advanced technologies that address evolving e-mobility market trends.
Saad Malik, General Manager, Front Drivetrain and Trailer, Meritor, said, 'This agreement with ConMet eMobility demonstrates our focus on the future of advanced transportation technology and is another example of an eOptimized product solution by Meritor that brings tire management and zero-emission solutions to the commercial vehicle industry.'
ConMet identified refrigerated trailers as the first application for its electrification solution, utilising in-wheel motors to enable zero-emission refrigeration. However, the eHub system provides design flexibility as a building block for a variety of applications in the commercial vehicle market, said Marc Trahand, Vice President and General Manager, ConMet eMobility.