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Iveco shows efficiency in tackling operator costs

04 August 2014 #CV Sector #News #Sales #Truck

News from Iveco: Iveco launches the all new Stralis Efficiency Package, a series of innovations aimed at reducing total operating costs for hauliers on three key fronts: fuel consumption, maintenance costs and a broader product offering.

Iveco’s strategy for reducing fuel consumption targets two crucial elements: the vehicle and the driver.

Following the EcoStralis’s path, subsequently continued by the Stralis Hi-Way Euro-6, which has led to an overall fuel reduction of 10% compared with the 2007 Stralis, as certified by TÜV, Iveco is now generating an additional reduction of 2% thanks to the introduction of several substantial enhancements.

These include Eco-Roll, which is available with automatic transmissions, improved thermal management of the engine and the use of innovative low-viscosity oil.

Eco-Roll is a feature that allows the vehicle to use inertia to its advantage when travelling on gentle downhill slopes. The system evaluates the road slope and ‘disengages’ the powertrain if necessary, thus putting the vehicle into neutral. At the end of the slope, the system calculates and selects the optimal gear, which re-establishes normal vehicle operation.

Improved thermal management of engine oil, in combination with the introduction of a new synthetic lubricant, SAE 0W-20, has made it possible to increase drive efficiency, further improving fuel economy.

Driving Style Evaluation (DSE), already successfully introduced on Stralis tractors equipped with Cursor 11 and Cursor 13 engines, is now also available on 4×2 and 6×2 cab vehicles, and it will soon be extended to vehicles fitted with Cursor 9 engines.

Iveco developed DSE in order to enable drivers to improve their driving style in real time. It acts as a fully-fledged, cost-efficient, on-board driving instructor. The system processes the data acquired and provides two types of feedback in order to improve driving style: an assessment of actual driving style, displayed on the screen with a clear and intuitive graphic, and suggestions for reducing fuel consumption. This system helps significantly to achieve reductions in fuel consumption by generating 5% savings for expert drivers and up to 12% for drivers with less road experience.

DSE is being offered in conjunction with Driver Attention Support (DAS), which constantly monitors the driver’s level of awareness. It processes the movements of the steering wheel, and if it detects a state of drowsiness, it alerts the driver with an audible and visual signal.

As regards to maintenance costs, the replacement interval for the particulate filter (DPF) has been extended from 450,000 to 600,000 kilometres for Cursor 11 and 13 engines, making Iveco Best-in-Class.

In addition to improving driving style, the vehicle’s innovations can generate average savings of €4,500 over three years on operating costs, based on an average annual mileage of 150,000 km.


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