FREIGHTLINER TO INTRODUCE ALLISON AUTOMATIC LBSS
Better Roads Staff
PORTLAND, OR Freightliner Trucks, the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America serving GVW Class 3-8 trucks and a Daimler company, the world”s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer, will be the first OEM to introduce Allison Transmission™s new Load-Based Shift Scheduling (LBSS) transmission feature. Freightliner Trucks will offer the new technology to enhance fuel economy and performance on its Freightliner® Business Class® M2 and heavy duty trucks. This feature is currently available on Freightliner models in limited production and will be phased in across Freightliner product over the coming months.
Using advanced estimation technology to calculate real-time vehicle load and operating grade, the Allison LBSS feature automatically selects the appropriate shift schedule for the task at hand. Its ability to automatically shift based on actual payload and grade optimizes truck fuel economy while maintaining high productivity capability, even during heavily loaded situations.
While the Allison LBSS feature is calibrated to operate primarily in the economy mode for maximum fuel efficiency, it automatically selects performance mode when conditions require it.
The new LBSS feature will be available in every Allison transmission offered on Freightliner products, and is one more example of Freightliner™s commitment to helping customers optimize the performance, productivity and fuel economy of their trucks.
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