In partnership with several global OEMs, Allison Transmission has announced it has entered production with its next generation electronic controls platform capable of delivering advanced communications, functional safety, cybersecurity, and over-the-air programming.
Multiple OEMs have partnered with Allison to build commercial vehicles equipped with Allison’s next generation platform of electronic controls. Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) collaborated with Allison to build walk-in vans equipped with this next generation electronic controls platform, with full production planned to begin in the spring. Additional OEM partners such as Mack Trucks, Prevost, and MAN are leading the transition to this next generation of Allison electronic controls. Allison expects all OEM partners to transition to this controls platform by the conclusion of January 2023.
“Many of the advanced technologies and capabilities offered through Allison’s next generation electronic controls platform are at the forefront of commercial vehicle industry adoption,” said Ryan Milburn, vice president of Product Engineering at Allison Transmission. “The capabilities require integration at a vehicle system level. System and vehicle level integration expertise is a core competency and differentiator for Allison.”
Numerous hardware and software enhancements were required to support the capabilities offered by this new controls platform, including: a new control module, push button shift selector, as well as a new software operating system, controls and calibration software, and cybersecurity infrastructure. At launch, this platform will support Allison’s 1000 through 4000 Series product portfolio, as well as Allison’s eGen Power electrified propulsion solutions.