Transmission technology

  • 01-Feb-2013 03:41 EST
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Voith's SensoTop represents an updated version of the software used to control Voith's DIWA.5 transmission. When combined with a maintenance-free inclination sensor added to the ECU, the software allows the transmission to automatically adapt gear-shifting points based on acceleration, vehicle load, and the topography of the route. SensoTop is available for retrofit on all existing Voith DIWA.5 transmissions and will be offered on new buses. The technology achieves savings on diverse topographies and routes, including mountainous, flat, and those with frequent and infrequent stops. Field tests showed a savings up to 7% in fuel use on heavy-duty transit buses across multiple routes varying in elevation and length. Other benefits of the transmission technology include reduced CO2 emissions.

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