Allison Transmission will showcase its largest range of transmissions ever in Europe at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Exposition, Sept. 25 to Oct. 2 in Hannover. Products will range from 1000/2000 Series™ models for light-duty commercial vehicles to 3000 Series™ and 4000 Series™ for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, and the 6000 Series™ off-highway unit.
Other displays on view at the two-floor Allison exhibition building (N65, outdoor area south) will be the cross-drive steering transmissions for tracked military vehicles, the highly-efficient TC10TMfor road tractors and the Torqmatic®Series transmission specially designed for city and intercity bus and coach applications. Both H 40/50 EP™ and H 3000™ parallel hybrid systems will also be featured.
Allison develops products that offer a significant competitive advantage together with high efficiency and environmental benefits. Optimized conventional propulsion units, complementing technology with natural gas and advanced hybrid systems – Allison helps vehicles achieve superior efficiency and performance.
At IAA: Allison products, features and programs that deliver results
FuelSense™ fuel-efficiency packages
Bus and truck hybrid systems
Torque converter technology that benefits natural gas engines
Stop-start technology for ultra-low carbon powertrains
FuelSense™ – The savings are automatic
Allison Transmission recently introduced FuelSense, a new fuel-efficiency package that can deliver even higher fuel savings for fleets – up to 20 percent depending on application and configuration. In combination with 5th Generation Electronic Controls, FuelSense features automatically adapt shift schedules and torque, maximizing transmission efficiency based on load, grade and duty cycle. Also suitable for vehicles with natural gas engines, IAA visitors can calculate potential yearly cost savings in the FuelSense training area.
Hybrids – For the sake of the environment
The H 40/50 EP and H 3000 parallel hybrid systems also offer savings potential. Currently, around 5,000 city buses equipped with Allison H 40/50 EP drive units are operating in over 230 cities worldwide. The H 3000 for medium- and heavy-duty trucks is based on the Allison 3000 Series and was designed to offer reductions in fuel consumption of up to 25 percent depending on application and duty cycle.
Natural Gas Engines – Also in the Euro 6 Econic NGT
Allison Automatics are perfectly suited to natural gas engines in a wide range of applications. Patented torque converter technology enhances response-time-to-throttle cycles of natural gas engines, multiplying engine torque at vehicle launch and smoothly transferring power to the drive wheels. As a result, whether using renewable bio natural gas or natural gas derived from fossil fuels, Allison transmissions deliver superior vehicle performance, while increasing fuel efficiency.
On display at Daimler booth C02 in Hall 14/15, visitors can see the new Euro 6 Mercedes-Benz Econic NGT with environmentally-friendly natural gas technology and an Allison 3000 Series fully automatic transmission featuring the latest FuelSense package.
Stop-Start Technology – For ultra-low carbon powertrains
In July, Allison Transmission presented a new integrated stop-start technology in conjunction with Project “ETHOS.” In partnership with the California Energy Commission, Cummins developed an engine that uses E85 (a high-octane blend of ethanol and gasoline) as a fuel to significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The Cummins ETHOS 2.8L engine is coupled with an Allison 2550fully automatic transmission – for smooth and efficient stop-start operation. Until now the ETHOS 2.8L has proven capable of exceeding the 50 percent CO2 emission reductions outlined as a project goal.