Allison Transmission, the largest global provider of commercial duty fully-automatic transmissions, will highlight its 5th Generation electronic transmission controls at the 2013 Brisbane Truck Show. Features including a smaller, faster Transmission Control Module (TCM), new shift selectors and advanced software take fuel savings to the next level.
Allison’s 5th Generation electronic controls have been designed to match the latest global vehicle electrical-electronic architectures, as well as for easy integration during vehicle assembly. These innovative smart controls are flexible, providing optimal shift strategies for industry-leading productivity and efficiency, while still addressing varying OEM and operator requirements.
Generation controls are currently being integrated into all Allison transmissions, including the newly launched TC10TM (twin countershaft 10-speed fully-automatic transmission). Containing enhanced End-of-Line programming, higher speed CAN bus compatibility (up to 500 Kbps) 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, enhancing vehicle productivity and efficiency. The inclinometer’s precision and responsiveness make automatic selection between economy and performance shift schedules faster and more accurate, resulting in further reductions in fuel consumption.
This new generation of electronic controls also provides two additional levels of acceleration management to allow for an even greater ability to improve fuel economy by controlling engine fueling and moderating aggressive driving practices.
“The combination of Allison Transmission’s Continuous Power TechnologyTM and the latest 5th Generation electronic controls is the best way to provide our customers with improved vehicle performance, fleet productivity and efficiency, while augmenting fuel utilization,” said Steve Spurlin, Executive Director of Application Engineering and Vehicle Integration for Allison Transmission.