Predictive Powertrain Control
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Predictive Powertrain Control

The easy road to better driving – with Predictive Powertrain Control.

The Predictive Powertrain Control1 system integrates a driving style optimised for the route topography into the operation of the automatic transmission and, in conjunction with the precisely coordinated shift strategy, allows further fuel savings to be achieved. In addition to the course of the road with uphill and downhill gradients ahead, the system integrates into 3D maps. On the basis of this data, Predictive Powertrain Control1 optimises shift points, gear steps and the set cruise control speed. What’s more: the vehicle’s kinetic energy is used to avoid unnecessary acceleration, shifting or braking. This means that cruise control can be used in virtually all driving situations. This assists the driver with his workload and contributes to a fuel-efficient driving style. Predictive Powertrain Control1 can be used in conjunction with cruise control at speeds between 25 and 100 km/h.

[1] Optional extra

Advantages at a glance.

  • Let the truck achieve greater fuel savings for you
  • Identification of the course of the road, such as uphill and downhill gradients, junctions and roundabouts
  • Optimisation of shift points, gear selection and the cruise-control speed setting
  • Used on both highways and roads
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Full control for fuel efficiency. The new Predictive Powertrain Control system assists in relieving the driver’s workload, and helps to reduce fuel consumption further still.

On a steep hill, ahead of a hilltop, coasting down a hill, in dips or on the flat – Predictive Powertrain Control1 recognises impending driving situations in real time and takes anticipatory action. To this end, Predictive Powertrain Control1 continually monitors the vehicle’s kinetic energy and uses it ahead of hilltops or on the flat for EcoRoll phases. This reduces engine drag losses and saves fuel. The system also adapts shift sequences to the impending driving situation, applying fewer gear changes and larger gear steps. This also helps to reduce fuel consumption.

[1] Optional extra.