Predictive cruise control optimizes cruising speed based on topographical GPS data inputs to help maximize fuel economy. It will monitor driver speed, engine load, weight and the road grade in order to optimize the vehicle's performance based on the road ahead. As a truck enters certain types of terrain, such as rolling hills, predictive cruise control will modulate cruising speed to correspond to the topography.
"We're seeing data indicating that this technology, when coupled with a Navistar® or Cummins® engine and an Eaton® transmission, can increase fuel efficiency by up to 4 percent," said Mooney. "By reducing the need for drivers to make frequent adjustments to the terrain, the system makes vehicles easier and safer to operate, thus helping our customers attract and retain new drivers and be more successful."
To learn more about predictive cruise control, visit your local International dealer.
Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) is a holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates produce International® brand commercial and military trucks, proprietary diesel engines, and IC Bus™ brand school and commercial buses. An affiliate also provides truck and diesel engine service parts. Another affiliate offers financing services. Additional information is available at www.Navistar.com.
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* Individual fuel economy improvement will vary depending on use, road conditions and other factors.
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