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Mack Predictive Cruise Adds Intelligence, Fuel Savings to Mack mDRIVE


4/22/2016

On April 22, 2016 Mack Trucks introduced Mack Predictive Cruise: another fuel-saving offering of Mack’s products delivering an improved total cost of ownership to customers.


Mack Predictive Cruise is an intelligent system that memorizes a route when cruise control is on, storing up to 4,500 hills in its memory. The next time the driver travels the route, Mack Predictive Cruise engages the industry-leading Mack mDRIVE™ automated manual transmission to choose the most fuel-efficient gear.


Mack Predictive Cruise can increase fuel efficiency by up to 1 percent and does not require a constant GPS connection. After a short connection to GPS, Mack Predictive Cruise recognizes the hill, sends the communication to mDRIVE, which automatically knows the optimal speed and gear strategy for the upcoming terrain.

When traveling downhill, Mack Predictive Cruise maintains vehicle speed, utilizing kinetic energy and softly applying the engine brake. Because the hill is stored in the vehicle’s memory, Predictive Cruise recognizes it and knows when the gradient will even out, allowing the truck to maintain its speed for the next hill.


CIT Trucks is a full-line, commercial truck dealership group representing Kenworth Truck Company, Volvo Trucks North America, Mack Trucks, and Isuzu Commercial Trucks of America. Serving territories in Illinois, Missouri and Indiana, the dealerships offer the best in New and Used Truck Sales, an extensive Parts inventory, the finest in truck Service and maintenance, and state of the art Body repair. In addition, CIT Trucks additional subsidiaries offers in-house rental and leasing through Central Truck Leasing and finance solutions with Central Truck Finance to their customers. More information can be found at www.cittrucks.com