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Intelligent Trailer Program Advanced Safety

A suite of trailer functions to mitigate potential dangers and to improve the driver's experience

Key Facts

Boosts Trailer´s IQ​

Customizable solutions enhance safety & daily operations​

Adaptable Functions​

OEMs & fleets can select functions to meet specific needs

Leading Technology​

Leverages ZF's leading Trailer Electronic Braking System


Connects drivers, fleets & cargo owners with trailer data

What can Intelligent Trailer Program Advanced Safety provide?

The Intelligent Trailer Program safety features make delicate trailer driving situations such as cornering, braking, reversing or delivering safer and easier for the driver. This suite of trailer functions helps to reduce damages as well as repair costs and increases uptime. ​


Trailer Anti-Lock Braking Function ​

Optimizes trailer control during emergency braking ​
  • Controls wheel slip of the vehicle or tractor/trailer combination to ensure stability and steerability during braking ​
  • Prevents wheels from locking up when road friction is not sufficient to transmit braking forces ​
  • Helps to avoid jackknifing during braking maneuvers ​
  • Helps to enhance braking effectiveness ​
  • Helps to extend tire life ​
  • Available for braking systems with a 12 V or 24 V application ​

Rollover Stability Support

Helps prevent trailers from rolling over ​
  • Helps stabilize the trailer in critical situations, significantly reducing the risk of dangerous rollovers ​
  • Simultaneously monitors trailer wheel speed, lateral acceleration and cargo load to detect dangerous driving situations and automatically apply the brakes ​
  • Assists drivers in maintaining vehicle control and helps to prevent rollovers ​
  • Protects tires from flat-spotting ​
  • Supports side-by-side brake control ​
  • Supports 4S/2M for tandem and multi-axle trailers ​


Reversing collision avoidance system with autonomous active braking function for all trailer types ​
  • Detects stationary and moving objects in the rear blind spot within a monitored area of up to 3.5 meters​
  • Automatically applies the trailer brakes to help avoid an impending collision at a programmable distance​
  • Helps to safely reverse in limited visibility conditions by pulsing the brake to alert the driver as soon as the reversing speed exceeds 9 km/h ​
  • Detection performance customizable with up to six ultrasonic sensors ​
  • Helps to avoid accidents and supports driver in safely reversing in limited visibility conditions​
  • Helps to avoid vehicle and infrastructure damages as well as associated costs and downtime​

Emergency Brake Alert

Emergency braking indication ​
  • Automatically flashes brake lights during emergency or heavy braking to alert surrounding traffic ​
  • Helps to reduce accidents by warning surrounding traffic of an emergency situation and heavy braking ​
  • Helps to prevent damage to trailer and to surrounding vehicles ​
  • Helps to reduce the amount and degree of injuries caused by rear-end collisions caused by heavy braking ​


Activates brakes when it is unsafe to start ​
  • Automatically brakes the trailer when a lifted tipper or unclosed filling dome is detected or if a control panel is not closed properly ​
  • Releases the brakes once the monitored part is latched and fit for driving ​
  • Trailer EBS pulses the brakes at a parameterized value (8-29km/h) to alert the driver when starting with a lifted platform ​
  • Automatically brakes the trailer if the driver ignores the warning and the trailer exceeds a parameterized value (8-30km/h) ​
  • Helps to prevent damage to tanker, cargo and surrounding infrastructure ​
  • Increases the safety of people working close to a trailer and other road users ​
  • Can be retrofitted with Trailer EBS E Premium version 2.5 (2012) or higher and Trailers EBS E Standard version 5.3 (2017) or higher ​

Tilt Alert

Quickly and safely unloads tippers on non-horizontal surfaces
  • Monitors the inclination of the tipper chassis and alerts the driver when it is not horizontal and may fall over to the side when the tipper is lifted
  • Automatically alerts to change trailer position, making unloading cargo faster and more efficient
  • Tilt Alerts can be viewed in the truck cabin with OptiLink, at the trailer on New SmartBoard or using a dedicated warning lamp/buzzer
  • Driver can monitor tipper chassis position from the truck cabin during loading and unloading procedures

Router and Repeater

Provides full EBS functionality for extra-long vehicles
  • Reinforces the electronic braking signals from the truck CAN to the Trailer EBS E modulator for extra-long trailers and trailer combinations
  • Mandatory for tractor-trailer combinations with CAN bus longer than 18m and trailers with multiple trailer EBS modulators in order to comply with ECE-R13
  • Rolling Stability Support (RSS) requests are interchanged between road train trailers (if triggered by one trailer)
  • Allows axle load measuring on extra-long vehicles and combined vehicles
  • The plug-and-play design makes it easy to install and maintain
  • Extends CAN line behind the truck to up to 262ft/80 meters
  • Connects up to five Trailer EBS E modulators
  • Option available for trucks without EBS: provides electronic brake signal also with ABS in truck by generating the ISO brake request

Bounce Control

Prevents damage to trailer, loading docks and cargo
  • Prevents damage to the trailer and loading docks by helping to avoid sudden jumping of the chassis after unloading
  • Can be activated via New SmartBoard, OptiLink or by switch
  • Slowly releases invisible tension of the axle bogie built up during unloading, which can cause trailers to bounce when the parking brake is released
  • Tension can be released side-wise (left & right) for semi and central axle trailers or axle-wise (front & rear) for drawbar trailers


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