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.
Advantages at a glance.
- Up to 5% less fuel consumption with PPC
- Identification of the course of the road, such as uphill and downhill gradients
- Optimisation of shift points, gear selection and the cruise-control speed setting
Automated anticipatory driving.
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.
Economy driving program.
The drive mode's intelligent functions tailor its design specifically to improved fuel economy on long-distance journeys. Drivers can choose a drive mode to match the respective situation: Standard, Economy, Economy+ and Manual.
Slow-moving urban traffic or motorway: the drive modes offer ideal performance in the respective situation in terms of pulling away, dynamism when pulling away under high load, gearshift points and shift dynamics.
Power driving program.
This driving mode, which is available on selected models is specially designed for heavy-duty short-radius distribution, but also for gross vehicle weights of up to 80 tons. The driving modes Standard, Economy, Power and Manual allow a driving style that is both economical and dynamic.
The drving mode yields outstanding results in start-off characteristics, dynamics in difficult starting-off, shift point selection and shifting dynamics in the given situation.