Daimler unveils equipment updates

John G Smith

Daimler Trucks North America has unveiled a series of new equipment updates — including a new DD15 Gen 5 engine that promises more-efficient combustion in the name of bettering fuel economy and CO2 emissions.

It will be available in 2021.

The DT12 automated manual transmission will also be updated to include higher overall ratios that can deliver better low-speed maneuverability. And new side Power Take-Off capabilities will add flexibility.

The Detroit Connect telematics platform, meanwhile, will be enhanced to include a smart alert system that classifies fault events by the amount of fleet and driver response required. And the remote updates for the new Cascadia will be expanded in 2020 to include Firmware Over the Air, addressing changes to things like fuel maps.

John G Smith

John G. Smith is the editorial director of Newcom Media's trucking and supply chain publications -- including Today's Trucking, trucknews.com, TruckTech, Transport Routier, Canadian Shipper, Inside Logistics, Solid Waste & Recycling, and Road Today. The award-winning journalist has covered the trucking industry since 1995.

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