Allison Can Save Fuel

Allison FuelSense in a Freightliner M2

Allison Transmission has launched of a new fuel-efficiency package that can deliver up to 20% fuel savings, the company says. FuelSense features automatically adapt shift schedules and torque, maximizing transmission efficiency based on load, grade, and duty cycle without sacrificing performance.

FuelSense features include fifth-generation smart controls, acceleration management, and a precision inclinometer, plus ‘EcoCal’ shift technology to keep engine speed at the most efficient level. Dynamic Shift Sensing automatically senses when low-engine speed shifts can be made. And ‘Neutral at Stop’ saves fuel and reduces emissions when the vehicle is stationary.

FuelSense features have already been integrated into Allison’s TC10 for tractors.

Freightliner will be the first OEM to offer FuelSense in the North American medium-duty market, available in late 2014 in M2 chassis equipped with Allison 2000 and 3000 series transmissions. That’s not an exclusive arrangement, but it remains to be seen when other truck-makers will join in.

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