The E-Copilot, manufactured by ITS and now distributed by Waytek, manages the driver’s access to engine power to optimize fuel economy and performance. Waytek claims the device can deliver fuel savings of up to 10%.
The E-Copilot device is a small box that commonly mounts behind the vehicle’s dash panel and works by modulating throttle demand inputs, in effect, instructing the ECM to deliver less fuel than the driver is asking for with the throttle pedal.
In addition to fuel savings, E-Copilot eliminates aggressive acceleration without sacrificing necessary power. WayTek says E-Copilot can reduce maintenance costs, fuels costs and decreases premature tire wear.
“Companies are currently spending millions of dollars attempting to correct inefficient driver behavior. In an economy that’s working on tight budgets, this task becomes even more critical,” said Jim Keister, marketing manager at Waytek, Inc. “E-Copilot provides intelligent power management of both horsepower and acceleration that can save fleets 10 percent or more in fuel savings.”
The E-Copilot installs in less than two hours, meets Department of Transportation safety regulations, reduces maintenance costs, meets or exceeds all government standards, and does not affect manufacturer’s warranty. It can be installed in new or retrofitted into existing trucks. It requires no maintenance, works with all engine models of class 7 and 8 trucks, requires no permanent modifications to the vehicle, and the device stays with the vehicle as it’s transferred to the next fleet.