16 Oct 2018


Cummins still sees diesel remaining as the primary source of power in the commercial vehicle sector for the foreseeable future. “While Cummins has a vigorous electrification program underway, our other key message at IAA is that the diesel engine is not standing still,” stated Tim Proctor, Cummins Executive Director of Product Management & Market Innovation, during the IAA.

Cummins Inc. introduced innovations that will achieve a low nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions future and achieve a reduction in the carbon footprint. It features a concept emissions control system capable of minimizing emissions to levels previously thought unfeasible, according to Cummins. The American based company even is preparing for a possible Euro VII regulations which it anticipates during the coming decade.
The concept emissions control system now under development by Cummins, combines the turbocharged air management with the exhaust aftertreatment as a single close-coupled system, together with a new rotary turbine control (RTC). This new design fully utilizes Cummins latest advances in air and thermal management to immediately convert almost all NOx emissions to clean gas as it interacts with the selective catalytic reduction (SCR) unit.
Also Cummins is looking ahead to accelerate digital technology with over-the-air trim and parameter calibration, empowering fleet managers with the ability to customize power and speed settings to match unique business needs and driver behaviour, road conditions and geographic coordinates.
Cummins ADEPTTM technology suite also releases the full potential of powertrain automation to make every driver an expert and improve fuel efficiency by up to 6 percent with features such as Predictive Cruise Control. SmartCoast places the driveline into neutral on downhill gradients using vehicle momentum to save fuel, while SmartTorque2 constantly calculates the exact torque needed for the truck payload to minimize downshifting.

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