Sliedrecht, September 2010 – Allison Transmission, the premier global provider of commercial duty automatic transmissions and hybrid propulsion systems, will present at this year’s IAA a complete spectrum of innovative transmission technology for optimizing overall vehicle efficiency. Every Allison transmission ensures true full power shifts and efficient use of engine power to move the vehicle. This advantage leads to greater fleet productivity and more economical operation.
Within the Allison stand, a focused truck area will include interactive presentations as well as displays of the 2000, 3000 and 4000 Series transmissions. A dedicated bus area will contain the Torqmatic® T280R, as well as the Ev 50 hybrid propulsion module.
New fuel-saving features to be highlighted include Super Economy Shift Schedule (SESS), Load Based Shift Scheduling (LBSS), and Vehicle Acceleration Control (VAC). Allison’s fully automatic transmissions already provide benefits including ease of use, improved performance and productivity. The combination of powershifting technology, electronic control of shift points and early engagement of the torque converter lock-up enable optimum use of engine horsepower and torque to reduce fuel consumption.
With increased global demand for hybrid and natural gas vehicles, Allison supplies a compelling solution for reduced fuel consumption and lower emissions. Similarly Allison transmissions make a great contribution to enable alternative fuel, CNG technology by boosting startability when combined with engines with a lower torque profile. This is particularly relevant in bus, refuse and distribution applications. In front of the Allison booth, visitors have the opportunity to view the new Mercedes-Benz Econic NGT CNG tractor with Allison 3500R. Additionally, across from the Allison booth, a Mercedes-Benz Zetros with Allison 3000SP, a loading platform and a crane is displayed (outdoor area south, booth H07).
The Allison hybrid system is now in operation around the world in over 3,500 buses and coaches which have accumulated over 400 million kilometres of reliable and low emission service. These hybrid buses are operating in over 160 cities worldwide and have accumulated savings of over 50 million litres of fuel and 130,000 metric tons of CO2.
IAA Commercial Vehicles, Hannover, September 21 to September 30, 2010, Outdoor area south, booth E54.
Allison Transmission, Inc. (Allison) is the premier global provider of commercial duty automatic transmissions and hybrid propulsion systems. Allison products are specified by over 250 of the world’s leading vehicle manufacturers and are used in many market sectors including bus, refuse, fire, construction, distribution, military and specialty applications. Founded in 1915, the Allison business is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A. and employs approximately 3,000 people. Regional headquarters with dedicated support staff are located in China, The Netherlands, Brazil, India and Japan. With a global presence in 80 countries, Allison has over 1,550 distributor and dealer locations.
More information about Allison is available at www.allisontransmission.com