Allison Transmission Introduces 5th Generation Electronic Controls

Allison Transmission has introduced its 5th Generation electronic controls which include upgraded Transmission Control Module hardware and software.

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Allison’s 5th Generation electronic controls include upgraded Transmission Control Module (TCM) hardware and software and a new integral inclinometer, among many other features, to deliver great fuel utilization and vehicle performance with easy OEM integration.

Allison Transmission is dedicated to the development and manufacture of fully automatic transmissions that efficiently and continuously transfer power from the engine to the drive wheels. Fully automatic transmission design and technology have consistently evolved around Allison’s Continuous Power Technology, the best way to deliver unrivaled performance and fuel utilization.

Allison’s 5th Generation electronic controls have been designed to match the new generation of global vehicle electrical-electronic architectures and for easy integration during the vehicle assembly process. These innovative electronic controls are flexible, providing optimal shift strategies for industry-leading productivity and efficiency, while still addressing varying OEM and operator requirements.

5th Generation controls are being integrated into all Allison transmissions, including the recently unveiled H 3000 and TC10 products. Containing enhanced End-of-Line programming, higher speed CANbus compatibility (up to 500 Kbps) and a brand new bump lever selector design, Allison engineers also focused on upgrading TCM hardware and software for faster, more precise processing capabilities.

Embedded in the 5th Generation control module is a new inclinometer, which enhances vehicle productivity and efficiency in stop-start operations. The inclinometer’s precision and responsiveness improve Load Based Shift Scheduling (LBSS) performance as the automatic selection between economy and performance shift schedules is faster and more accurate, resulting in further reductions in fuel consumption.

This new generation of electronic controls provides two additional acceleration levels, enhancing Vehicle Acceleration Control (VAC) to allow for an even greater ability to improve fuel economy by controlling engine fueling and moderating aggressive driving practices.

“The combination of Allison Transmission’s Continuous Power Technology and the latest 5th Generation electronic controls is the best way to provide our customers with improved vehicle performance, fleet productivity and efficiency, while augmenting fuel utilization,” says Steve Spurlin, Executive Director of Application Engineering and Vehicle Integration for Allison Transmission.