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Daimler’s RunSmart Predictive Cruise wins telematics award

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has won an award for its RunSmart Predictive Cruise...

PORTLAND, Ore. — Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has won an award for its RunSmart Predictive Cruise system, which automatically adjusts cruise speed to optimize fuel mileage over upcoming terrain.


The system uses GPS to read the upcoming road profile more than a mile in advance and then adjusts the actual speed of the truck for maximum fuel efficiency, according to DTNA. The system caught the attention of NAVTEQ, which provides the digital map data.


Telematics Update has presented Daimler with the Best Telematics Service and Application for Commercial Vehicles award.


“We are honoured to be recognized by Telematics Update with this prestigious award,” said Derek Rotz, manager, advanced engineering NAFTA for Daimler Trucks North America. “This award further recognizes the importance of developing and introducing cutting-edge solutions that help enhance fuel efficiency.”


RunSmart Predictive Cruise is now available as an option on the Freightliner Cascadia with 72-inch raised roof, powered by the Detroit Diesel DD15 engine.

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