Bus

New Flyer to offer fuel-saving Allison Transmission tech

Posted on August 3, 2017

New Flyer of America Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc., announced that it will offer FuelSense 2.0 featuring DynActive™ Shifting beginning October 2017. The fuel-saving technology from Allison Transmission delivers up to 6% additional fuel savings beyond the company’s original FuelSense software.

“New Flyer is proud to enhance the efficiency of Xcelsior® buses with FuelSense technology,” said Wayne Joseph, president, New Flyer of America. “Through constant innovation and working closely with companies like Allison, we are able to offer customers a cleaner, greener bus that lends greater sustainability and environmental stewardship to their communities.”

Introduced in March 2014, Allison’s FuelSense packages enabled significant fuel economy improvements. Through a set of proprietary software enhancements, the new FuelSense 2.0 technology uses DynActive Shifting to provide an infinitely variable combination of shift points. FuelSense 2.0 uses a learning algorithm to continuously find the ideal balance of fuel economy and performance.

“This latest technology further reduces fuel consumption in all segments of a vehicle’s duty-cycle,” said Heidi Schutte, VP, marketing and sales for the Americas, with Allison Transmission. “FuelSense 2.0 offers increased specification flexibility and delivers the best economic value to our customers.”

Providing maximum value for applications with heavy start-stop needs, FuelSense 2.0 is ideally suited for New Flyer’s transit customers. With more than three million test miles in customer fleets representing a variety of duty-cycles, the fleets have experienced fuel economy gains up to 6%. This fuel economy improvement resulted in an estimated annual per vehicle savings of up to $900 based on duty cycle, annual mileage, and fuel price.

The available packages are FuelSense 2.0, FuelSense 2.0 Plus and FuelSense 2.0 Max. All three include DynActive Shifting. FuelSense 2.0 Plus and Max include improved Neutral at Stop. FuelSense 2.0 Max includes enhanced Acceleration Rate Management.

Left to right: Mayor Muriel Bowser; DC Councilmember Mary Cheh; Paul Smith, executive VP, sales & marketing, New Flyer of America; DDOT Deputy Director Jeff Marootian; DC Councilmember and WMATA Chair Jack Evans; and DDOT Director Leif Dormsjo.
Left to right: Mayor Muriel Bowser; DC Councilmember Mary Cheh; Paul Smith, executive VP, sales & marketing, New Flyer of America; DDOT Deputy Director Jeff Marootian; DC Councilmember and WMATA Chair Jack Evans; and DDOT Director Leif Dormsjo.
New Flyer also announced that the Government of the District of Columbia is purchasing 26 Xcelsior clean diesel 40-foot buses.

The City continues to replace its existing fleet and is using local funding for the purchase. The buses, which feature custom interior and exterior design, will be operated exclusively on the City’s DC Circulator service in Washington, DC, which caters to over 20 million annual visitors to America’s Capital each year.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

New Flyer opens innovation lab for advanced bus technology

The Vehicle Innovation Center is a state-of-the-art manufacturing lab, featuring virtual reality learning spaces, driving simulators, and other interactive exhibits.

Grande West, Alliance Bus Group land 100 Vicinity bus order

Grande West’s total firm orders for 2017/2018 delivery are for over 350 buses valued at over $130 million.

Scully named ‘Outstanding’ Business Member

The award recognizes service to the organization, and particularly in Scully’s case, legislative advocacy on behalf of North American mass transit.

MCI unveils D45 CRT LE coach at APTA EXPO

Deliveries of the Buy-America compliant, Altoona-tested clean-diesel coach are expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2018. An all-electric version is also in development and will be released in 2020.

Proterra Catalyst E2 sets world record, drives 1,101 miles on single charge

Proterra’s 40-foot Catalyst E2 max traveled 1,101.2 miles with 660 kWh of energy storage capacity. For the last three consecutive years, the company has demonstrated improved range and battery performance.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close