Ken­worth En­hances Pre­dic­tive Cruise Con­trol for T680 and T880

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Ken­worth has an­nounced an up­date to its Pre­dic­tive Cruise Con­trol func­tion­al­ity avail­able for the Ken­worth T680 and T880 with the new 2017 PACCAR MX-11, PACCAR MX-13 and Cum­mins X15 en­gines.

“This up­date, which was made in con­junc­tion with the launch of the new 2017 emis­sion en­gines, pro­vides our cus­tomers up to a 1 per­cent im­prove­ment in fuel econ­omy over the per­for­mance of the cur­rent ver­sion of our Pre­dic­tive Cruise Con­trol,” said Pa­trick Dean, Ken­worth chief en­gi­neer.

Ken­worth Pre­dic­tive Cruise Con­trol com­bines GPS with cruise con­trol to de­liver op­ti­mum fuel econ­omy. Pre­dic­tive Cruise Con­trol op­ti­mizes cruis­ing speed based on topo­graph­i­cal GPS data in­puts. As the truck en­ters cer­tain types of ter­rain, such as rolling hills, the sys­tem mod­u­lates cruis­ing speed to op­ti­mize per­for­mance. For ex­am­ple, as the truck as­cends and crests a hill, Pre­dic­tive Cruise Con­trol will al­low the ve­hi­cle speed to drop slightly be­low the set cruise speed. This boosts fuel econ­omy since the truck is now us­ing mo­men­tum in­stead of fuel to main­tain set cruise speed.

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