Engine and transmission improvements decrease operating costs
The well-known efficiency of UD Trucks’ 11 liter and 13 liter engines has been further optimized by reduced engine friction and improved torque at low engine revolutions. The result is a responsive engine, designed to deliver world-class fuel economy and smooth driving in all conditions.
Fuel-efficiency has also been improved by further refinement of UD Trucks’ market-leading automated manual transmission, the Escot-V, which is the most popular gearbox in the Japanese market. It is designed to tirelessly and consistently shift gears more wisely than most drivers and is thereby also contributing to the enhanced fuel efficiency. Escot-V is already a well-known term in Japanese trucking as around 75 percent of the current Quon trucks are already equipped with it. Now, with new technological refinements, the removal of the clutch pedal that enables an efficient, modern and trouble-free environment for all drivers has been further optimized to support an improved fuel efficiency.
Driver support systems to further improve fuel economy
The new acceleration limiter and soft cruise control supports economical driving by modulating fuel delivery for a more efficient, smoother cruise control. UD Trucks’ Soft Cruise Control reduces the abrupt on/off fuel cycling that unfortunately is common with some other diesel engine cruise controls.
UDIS Information Service monitors driving patterns
UD Information Service (UDIS), as an important part of UD Trucks’ fuel-efficient driving support systems provides useful real time information. In addition, monthly fuel consumption and driving reports that visualize each individual customer’s driving pattern can easily be created. The “Nenpioh” software, installed on the on-board unit, provides real-time, in-cab, fuel economy coaching to the driver and forms an important part of UD Trucks’ ambition to offer the best solutions for fuel efficiency.
*The fuel calculation is based on a population of 600,000 heavy-duty trucks that run 100,000 kilometers on average per annum, and diesel price of April 30, 2014. The 2015 fuel efficiency standard level for one particular vehicle type is used.
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UD Trucks is a total transport solution provider dedicated to delivering optimized total cost of ownership to its customers. It sells and serves light, medium and heavy duty trucks as well as special vehicles. UD Trucks was established in 1935 and became part of the Volvo Group in 2007. With its headquarters located in Ageo, Japan, UD Trucks supports sales and services in more than 60 countries through a worldwide network.