E icher Trucks & Buses, part of VE Commercial Vehicles, introduced Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) technology in the 16T category- Eicher Pro 3016 AMT. This industry first 16 tonne GVW AMT truck - the Eicher Pro 3016 AMT is equipped with an intelligent shift control actuator that automatically performs clutch and shift operations which completely eliminates the need to use the clutch and shift gears manually. The Pro 3016 AMT comes with auto and manual modes along with transmission drivability features, that is, Power mode for time-bound deliveries and Eco mode for fuel-efficient operations.
The Eicher Pro 3016 AMT comes with additional driving comfort over manual transmission-equipped models. The elimination of a clutch pedal frees drivers from gear-shifting, reduces their stress and fatigue and minimises performance gap between skilled and less experienced drivers. The Pro 3016 AMT has been equipped to address challenges around driver safety, comfort and protection of cargo, thus ensuring fast and efficient movement of goods. This makes the vehicles apt for a variety of applications such as e-commerce, consumer goods, parcel and courier, pharmaceuticals, industrial goods, agriculture produce, poultry and dairy products.
Rama Rao A S, Executive Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Aftermarket, Heavy Duty Trucks, VE Commercial Vehicles said, (Pro 3016 has successfully made a unique position for itself in the competitive 16-tonne segment. With Pro 3016 AMT, we aim to launch a technologically advanced truck that will be a game changer for the commercial vehicle industry.