WABCO Holdings will supply its next-generation automated manual transmission (AMT) control technology to Daimler, one of the world’s largest commercial vehicle producers. The company will develop and introduce its next-generation AMT control technology into Daimler‘s global truck and bus series production. With a lighter-weight, robust and more compact design, WABCO’s new gearbox control unit reduces noise levels, optimises gear shifting performance and increases driver comfort. In addition, the innovative 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.
Nick Rens, WABCO President, EMEA, said: “We are deeply honoured to receive this significant contract for our next generation AMT controls from Daimler. 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.”
WABCO’s world-class engineers and global supply chain are in close proximity to major vehicle and transmission makers worldwide, providing high levels of system integration and localisation. WABCO’s AMT technology also provides original equipment manufacturers value through reduced component weight, more compact design and simplified assembly processes, resulting in lower installation and manufacturing costs, the company said.