Wabco Holdings Inc., supplier of braking control systems and other advanced safety technologies, 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 next generation AMT control technology into Daimler‘s global truck and bus series production. With a lighter-weight, robust, and more compact design, according to Wabco, the new gearbox control unit reduces noise levels, optimizes gear shifting performance, and increases driver comfort. 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.
With more than 4 million systems sold, Wabco’s AMT solutions help to improve vehicle safety and comfort for commercial vehicle drivers. 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.