Allison Transmission introduces fifth generation with enhanced fuel economy

Allison Transmission announced that fifth generation electronic controls are now available to all OEM customers.

Allison's fifth Generation electronic controls have been designed to match the new generation of global vehicle electrical-electronic architectures and for easy integration during the vehicle assembly process. These innovative electronic controls are flexible, providing optimal shift strategies for industry-leading productivity and efficiency, while still addressing varying OEM and operator requirements.

These controls feature enhanced programming 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 fifth Generation control module is a new inclinometer, which enhances vehicle productivity and efficiency in stop-start operations. The inclinometer's precision and responsiveness improve Load Based Shift Scheduling (LBSS) performance as the automatic selection between economy and performance shift schedules is faster and more accurate, resulting in further reductions in fuel consumption.

This new generation of electronic controls provides two additional acceleration levels, enhancing Vehicle Acceleration Control (VAC) 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 Technology and the latest 'Fifth Generation' electronic controls is the best way to provide our customers with enhanced fuel economy as well as improved vehicle performance, fleet productivity and efficiency ," said Steve Spurlin, Executive Director of Application Engineering and Vehicle Integration for Allison Transmission.

Specific fifth generation electronic controls features will be rolled out throughout 2013. Contact your OEM to ensure offerings.