Wabco Holdings has begun supplying its modular automated manual transmission (AMT) system to China National Heavy Truck Corporation (CNHTC), the country’s largest producer of heavy-duty trucks. CNHTC is the first OEM to adopt the modular AMT system in volume production.
The modular AMT system will be featured by CNHTC on their HOWO heavy truck series, with the gearbox featuring the system to be marketed as “SmartShift with Wabco.”
“Equipped with technology as advanced and sophisticated as Wabco’s, our new HOWO series is a breakthrough in benefits for our customers,” said Cai Dong, CNHTC president. “It maximizes value, marking a new generation of trucks that combines more efficient performance, further vehicle safety and increased driver comfort. By optimizing the gear shifting process, Wabco’s new modular AMT system not only improves vehicle control and enhances comfort but it also contributes to making trucks more environmentally friendly.”