WABCO, Daimler Extend AMT Controls Agreement

Daimler Trucks has extended its long-term supply agreement with WABCO for new heavy-duty automated manual transmission (AMT) control technology.

WABCO Holdings Inc. announced that Daimler Trucks has extended its long-term supply agreement with WABCO for new heavy-duty automated manual transmission (AMT) control technology to support its series production mainly in Europe, North America, Japan and South America.  No financial or other details were provided.

WABCO is supplying Daimler, manufacturer of Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner, Fuso, Western Star and BharatBenz trucks with its newest generation of tailored AMT solutions. WABCO’s AMT control technology is designed to transform a manual transmission into a more efficient solution that automatically shifts gears and controls clutch actuation for commercial vehicles.

“Our industry continues to adopt automated manual transmission technology with great growth potential in the United States and all BRIC countries – Brazil, Russia, India and China – as original equipment manufacturers and fleet operators seek to increase driver comfort and safety, improve fuel economy and reduce emissions,” said Jorge Solis, WABCO President, Truck, Bus and Car Original Equipment Manufacturers Division. “Our new contract with Daimler Trucks extends our existing AMT supply agreement, while also expanding volume.”