The new generation of EfficientCruise now allows for even more anticipatory driving: The GPS-assisted cruise control detects up and downward gradients along the route up to three kilometres (two miles) in advance and can adjust the selected gear and speed to achieve optimum economy whilst driving. Using GPS forecast, rolling is also intelligently controlled now – thanks to innovative technology. Once again, we have significantly expanded the potential for fuel savings.
The intelligent combination of MAN EfficientCruise and EfficientRoll relieves the driver so that he can concentrate fully on his driving task.
The driver can simply select the desired speed and one of the four possible speed tolerance levels (ECO Level I – IIII). Level I denotes the smallest deviation from the set speed, Level IIII the greatest. The latter allows maximum fuel savings and is ideal for light traffic on motorways and country roads.
Using GPS forecast, rolling is also intelligently controlled. Even on a slight downhill slope, the transmission automatically shifts to the neutral position “N”. Thus the momentum is maintained and the vehicle loses speed less quickly than with an engaged gear. The combination with EfficientRoll can save even more fuel than before.