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Predictive Powertrain Control
The new Actros

Predictive Powertrain Control

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

The 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 fuel savings of up to 5% to be achieved. The new extended functions of Predictive Powertrain Control now enable use of the system's benefits on A and B roads, too. In addition to the satellite-based positioning system and precise 3D maps, Predictive Powertrain Control also uses the Traffic Sign Assist feature.

Advantages at a glance.

  • Up to 5% less fuel consumption as standard
  • 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
  • Optimum use of the system via traffic-dependent setting with adjustable upper and lower hysteresis plus dedicated Traffic Sign Assist
  • Now usable not only on motorways, but on A and B roads as well

Full control for fuel efficiency. The new Predictive Powertrain Control system, which comes as standard relieves the driver's workload and helps to reduce fuel consumption on A and B roads.

On a steep hill, ahead of a hilltop, coasting down a hill, in dips or on the flat – Predictive Powertrain Control recognises impending driving situations in good time and takes anticipatory action. To this end, Predictive Powertrain Control 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 less gear changes and larger gear steps. This also helps to reduce fuel consumption.