Browse Publications Technical Papers 2004-01-2616

The Predictive Cruise Control – A System to Reduce Fuel Consumption of Heavy Duty Trucks 2004-01-2616

Predictive Cruise Control (PCC) is a system that enhances and works in combination with the existing Conventional Cruise Control. Based on elevation information captured in a 3D map and a predictive algorithm, PCC allows the vehicle speed to vary around the cruise control set speed within a defined speed band in an effort to reduce fuel consumption. As fuel consumption is a major portion of a truck's life cycle costs (LCC) and cruise control is used extensively in the United States and Canada, PCC can significantly reduce the truck's LCC.


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