Cummins is showing off their new “holistic” approach toward truck engine operation. They are even going to tour the U.S. and Canada with a fleet of Cummins ISX15-powered heavy-duty trucks from June through October of 2015.
The first is a new electronic control system called “ADEPT,” which is short for Advanced Diesel Electric Powertrain Technology.
Available starting this summer, ADEPT packages together to two established features to boost fuel savings:
- SmartCoast: This disengages a truck’s engine automatically from the driveline when going downhill, returning it to idle to reduce drag, conserve vehicle momentum and, ultimately, improve fuel economy.
- SmartTorque2 (ST2): This taps into the same torque management intelligence first introduced on the SmartAdvantage Powertrain to help eliminate unnecessary downshifts and keep the engine operating in the most fuel-efficient “sweet spot.”
The aftertreatment system removes exhaust soot and particulate matter. This clean diesel technology leads to near zero emissions. The setup is based on the make, model, and optional equipment on your truck.
Another key piece of the 2017 model ISX15 engine is the development of the new EcoFit single module aftertreatment system from the company’s Cummins Emission Solutions division. Fier said the “single-piece” design reduces the device’s size by 60% and weight by 40% compared to the prior version.
Cummins deployment of Connected Diagnostics™ gives drivers feedback within seconds of a fault occurrence which helps avoid unnecessary expenses and reduces the the chances of progressive engine failure.
“By using telematics, we can transmit data instantly to Cummins dealers and distributors to help reduce the repair cycle and reduce downtime,” she said – pointing out that Cummins remains “agnostic” in terms of the telematics provider a fleet may choose to use.
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