WABCO Holdings Inc. has announced a global long-term agreement to supply its next-generation automated manual transmission (AMT) control technology to Daimler.
WABCO will develop and introduce its AMT control technology into Daimler‘s global truck and bus series production. With a lighter-weight and more compact design, WABCO’s new gearbox control unit reduces noise levels, optimizes gear shifting performance and increases driver comfort, the company says. In addition, the new system is designed to support an extensive range of different truck types, gearboxes and market specific functionalities, which will support global AMT technology to further increase penetration in all regions.
Eliminating the distraction of gear changing in diverse driving conditions and environments, the system enables drivers to fully focus their attention on the road. It also removes any performance and efficiency gaps between skilled and less experienced drivers, the company says.
“We are deeply honored to receive this significant contract for our next generation AMT controls from Daimler which reflects their continued confidence in WABCO’s relentless innovation and technology leadership,” says Nick Rens, WABCO president, EMEA. “Confirming our global market leadership, this latest agreement with Daimler will help powerfully drive WABCO’s sustained outperformance as market penetration of our AMT controls increases and as we raise the technology bar further in support of our OEM and fleet customers globally.”