#MATS2014: Cummins offers higher horsepower rating, telematics support

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Cummins is introducing a new ISX15 power rating that will provide up to 585 hp, specifically for its Canadian customers.

The company made the announcement on the eve of the Mid-America Trucking Show. The new ISX15 rating offers 560 hp and 1,850 lb.-ft. of torque, but can deliver 585 hp when spec’d for applications that require the extra power, Jeff Jones, vice-president of the North American engine business announced.

“It actually delivers 585 hp for those heavy-haul customers pulling steep grades with heavy loads, not just in Canada but in any application in North America where that kind of performance is what the driver needs,” Jones said. The new rating is available immediately, and Cummins expects all OEMs to offer it by the third quarter of this year.

Cummins also announced a new telematics package that will provide customers with more insight into what has caused engine-related fault codes to appear. Jones said the new offering will be integrated into existing services offered by telematics providers, so customers can easily access information without requiring additional hardware.

The new program will be called Cummins Connected Diagnostics and will advise customers on the best action to take when drivers are alerted to engine fault codes.

“Cummins is excited to announce Connected Diagnostics as part of its larger initiative to integrate our engine expertise with existing telematics,” said Jones. “Within moments of a fault code being presented, Cummins will be able to analyze fault code information, identify the most likely root cause and provide a recommended action for the customer. In conjunction with the breadth and capability of the Cummins-authorized service network, our ability to understand issues immediately allows us to provide the right level of support at the right time for our customers.” 

Cummins Connected Diagnostics will be available in limited production later in 2014, with full production release planned for 2015.

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