Predictive Powertrain Control

Predictive Powertrain Control

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

The now standard Predictive Powertrain Control system provides a simple and immediate means of saving even more fuel with the Arocs. On motorways, country roads and city streets alike.

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 country roads, too. Predictive Powertrain Control also uses precise 3D maps alongside the satellite-based navigation system.

Advantages at a glance.

  • Predictive Powertrain Control91: Reduced fuel consumption
  • 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 country roads as well
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Full control for fuel efficiency. The new, standard-fit Predictive Powertrain Control (illustration similar) relieves the strain on the driver and also contributes to lower fuel consumption on country 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, for example. 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, for example. This also helps to reduce fuel consumption.

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