Innovative Echo™ Mobile Brake Control Receives Global Media Award

Eau Claire, WI (November 2, 2018) - CURT, the leading manufacturer of USA-made hitches and a complete line of towing products, won a Global Media Award this year at the 2018 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV for its revolutionary new Echo™ mobile brake control.

The Echo™ was engineered to be the brake control for the modern age, turning the driver’s smartphone into the brake control interface. Its highly portable, compact design plugs in between any standard 7-way RV blade vehicle-trailer wiring connection. The Echo™ wirelessly connects to a smartphone via Bluetooth and uses the Echo™ Smart Control app to monitor all trailer brake activity. Compatible with most Apple and Android phones, the Echo™ makes it easy to plug in, set up and tow. It also stores multiple vehicle-trailer profiles for easy transfer between towing setups.

The International News Media Association (INMA) is the world’s leading provider of global best practices for news media companies. It awards companies for breakthrough results, unique concepts and innovative thinking. CURT received a 2018 Global Media Award from the INMA for the Echo™, calling it one of the best products at this year’s SEMA Show. It was chosen based on its level of international consumer appeal.

Click here to learn more about the Echo™ mobile brake control or check out other innovative products from CURT Group shown at the 2018 SEMA Show.


CURT, a CURT Group brand, is the leading manufacturer of USA-made hitches and a complete line of towing products. It offers the broadest selection of custom-fit receiver hitches for nearly every vehicle on the road today. For more, please visit


CURT Group is a leading sales, marketing, engineering and distribution company of towing products and truck accessories for all types of vehicles, from passenger cars to commercial trucks. The CURT Group family of brands includes CURT, ARIES, LUVERNE, RETRAC and UWS. For more information, please visit