Save up to 5% fuel and reduce CO2
The truck knows the gradients of the road ahead, so it tells the engine and the I-Shift transmission how to maximise the truck’s kinetic energy, save fuel and reduce CO2.
I-See Developer, Volvo Trucks
How it works
As you approach a hill, the truck downloads information about the road topography from a shared database. The information is then used, in a six-step process, to maximise the truck’s kinetic energy and reduce your fuel consumption by up to 5%.
Skilled drivers already do this. But if you’re driving a truck for eight hours, you’re not likely to do it in quite the same way. With I-See managing the hills, you can concentrate on other aspects of the drive instead.
You’re connected to the cloud
As you drive, I-See uses GPRS/3G technology to download data about the hills in the direction you’re travelling. If you approach a hill that’s not in the database (or in I-See’s working memory), I-See records information about the hill, then uploads the data so it’s available for the next I-See user. This collective knowledge makes it possible to maximise fuel savings – even on a new run.