Allison Transmission Introduces 5th Generation Electronic Controls
January 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Allison Transmission announced that 5th Generation electronic controls are now available to all OEM customers.
Allison's 5th Generation electronic controls have been designed to match the new generation of global vehicle electrical-electronic architectures and for easy integration during the vehicle assembly process. These electronic controls are flexible, providing optimal shift strategies for productivity and efficiency, while still addressing varying OEM and operator requirements.
These 5th Generation controls feature enhanced programming and a brand new bump lever selector design. Allison engineers also focused on upgrading TCM hardware and software for faster, more precise processing capabilities.
Embedded in the 5th Generation control module is a new inclinometer, which enhances vehicle productivity and efficiency in stop-start operations. The inclinometer's precision and responsiveness improve Load Based Shift Scheduling performance as the automatic selection between economy and performance shift schedules is faster and more accurate, resulting in further reductions in fuel consumption.
This new generation of electronic controls provides two additional acceleration levels, enhancing Vehicle Acceleration Control to allow for an even greater ability to improve fuel economy by controlling engine fueling and moderating aggressive driving practices.
Specific 5th Generation electronic controls features will be rolled out throughout 2013.