Navistar, Inc. announced it is the first to market with a portfolio of fully automatic and automated manual transmissions for a range of applications. The options will be available on International ProStar and International TranStar vehicles.
"At Navistar, we continue to evaluate technologies aimed at reducing the cost of operations for our customers, but the greatest variable today in fuel economy is the driver," said Bill Kozek, president of North America Truck and Parts, Navistar. "Our portfolio of fully automated transmissions reduces the variance between expert drivers and first-timers by electronically monitoring vehicle speed, grade, weight and more to select the best gear for the engine. This not only improves efficiency, but it will extend the life of the driveline."
The company's portfolio of fully automatic and automated manual transmissions includes Cummins Eaton Smart Advantage, Eaton UltraShift Plus LSE and Allison TC10 transmissions.