Two drive programs help reduce the driver's workload: in automatic mode "A" – whilst taking into account the load, accelerator position, engine operation, climbs/inclines and the engine brake – the drive program handles gear changes and clutch operation entirely. However, if it becomes necessary for the driver to manually change gear using the multifunction lever, this is also possible.
Complete control is offered by the "M" drive program (manual). Here, gear selection is also made using the multifunction lever. The driver determines the gear and the clutch operation occurs automatically.
AutomaticShift (EAS) with dual-pedal operation (accelerator/brake) is available for the U 435 and U 535 models. The optimised gearshift tuning leads to noticeably shorter gear changes and reduced clutch wear. This makes life easier for the driver, especially for gearshift-intensive vehicle tasks, so they can concentrate better on their task and the traffic.