School Bus Fleet

October 2014

A management & maintenance magazine for school transportation fleets

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3. FUELSENSE TECHNOLOGY With FuelSense ™ technology as standard equipment on most Thomas Built buses, saving fuel has never been easier. This state-of-the-art software and electronic controls package for Allison automatic transmissions has been designed to maintain optimal engine speed. By better managing shift points, Allison's EcoCal and Dynamic Shift Sensing improve performance while maximizing fuel savings. For added savings, you can upgrade to FuelSense Plus ™ , which includes the Neutral at Stop feature to eliminate load on the engine when the vehicle is stopped to reduce non-productive fuel consumption – this is ideal for school buses since they make frequent stops. FuelSense Max ™ goes a step further to include Acceleration Rate Management, which controls the torque of the engine upon acceleration to achieve up to 10% savings in fuel. So by incorporating FuelSense technology into your Allison transmission system, you will start improving your fl eet effi ciency right away.

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