Eicher AMT trucks and buses use OptiDrive technology developed by Wabco; will be produced in Pithampur plant
Eicher has launched its range of buses and trucks with AMT, which is based on the OptiDrive technology developed by Wabco. These Pro series vehicles will be manufactured at the brand’s Pithampur plant in Madhya Pradesh. The company claims, with this technology, the vehicles will be driver friendly, much safer and efficient as well.
The AMT technology introduced to the Eicher Pro series LMD and HD buses from 9 ton to 16 ton weight category and the medium duty haulage trucks will be available across its entire range. The system gives the driver relief from clutch pressing and gear changing activity in bumper to bumper traffic. Also, despite coming with a clutchless transmission system, the AMT offers great fuel economy, much like manual gearbox.
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Eicher says that the AMT comes offering better emission standard for its vehicles. Thanks to the reduced stress of the driver, the AMT technology will make the concerned vehicles safer offering the occupants better protection. The OptiDrive system minimizes the gap between the performance of the skilled and novice drivers, offering them better control over the large machines.
India having tremendous amount of congested roads will certainly benefit from such technology, as the auto manufacturer believes. Thanks to the introduction of the AMT technology, the operators will be hugely benefited. With the Eicher commercial vehicles already enabled with the AMT gearbox, we may see several other CV makers too adopting the technology in near future.
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Speaking about the launch of the AMT equipped buses and trucks, VECV managing director and CEO Vinod Agarwal has said that this is a matter of extreme pride for the company to be one of pioneers in introducing the technology to Indian CV industry.