XI’AN, Shaanxi – Xi’an Shuangte Intelligent Transmission Co., Ltd. (Xi’an Shuangte), a joint venture between Shaanxi Fast Gear Co., Ltd. and Caterpillar Inc., recently supplied a batch of hydraulic automatic transmissions to 20 new public transport buses in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, reported Gasgoo.com.
The “super” buses, with length of 16m, were put into use in the city for the first time. They are capable of carrying 159 passengers each.
The hydraulic automatic transmissions used on the buses have been specially designed by Xi’an Shuangte. The transmissions are equipped with a modular automatic transmission control system capable of switching between manual and automatic modes.
Since establishment in 2011, Xi’an Shuangte has been focusing on developing automatic transmission technology and has broken the foreign technology monopoly in domestic commercial vehicle market. It is expected that the company will reach annual production capacity of 10,000 ATs in 2015, not only meeting domestic market demand but also providing high quality products to overseas markets.