At the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, IN, Allison Transmission launched the FuelSense fuel-efficiency package that can deliver up to 20 percent fuel savings. FuelSense features automatically adapt shift schedules and torque, maximizing transmission efficiency based on load, grade and duty cycle, without sacrificing performance or Continuous Power Technology.
FuelSense features include:
- 5th Generation smart controls, acceleration management, and a precision inclinometer
- EcoCal shift technology to keep engine speed at the most efficient level
- Dynamic Shift Sensing to automatically sense when low-engine speed shifts can be made
- Neutral at Stop to save fuel and reduce emissions when the vehicle is stationary
Cutting fuel consumption by up to 20 percent during both testing and simulations, FuelSense features have already been integrated into Allison’s TC10 for tractors. During the announcement at NTEA, Freightliner executives revealed that it will be the first OEM to offer this fuel-saving solution in the North American medium-duty market, available in late 2014 in M2 chassis equipped with Allison 2000 and 3000 series transmissions.
According to Lou Gilbert, Allison Transmission’s director of North American marketing and global brand development, “Allison automatic transmissions are already extremely productive. FuelSense takes that efficiency to a whole new level with fuel saving technology that really delivers by adapting to driving conditions using features that have a proven impact on fuel economy.”