Daimler Trucks North America Wins Telematics Service and Application Award
Telematics Update recognizes DTNA's pioneering RunSmart Predictive Cruise program with prestigious honor
PORTLAND, ORE. - Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) was awarded the Best Telematics Service & Application for Commercial Vehicles award by Telematics Update for its new RunSmart Predictive Cruise(tm) system. Developed by DTNA together using digital map data from NAVTEQ, the innovative RunSmart Predictive Cruise can increase fuel economy when operating on rolling terrain.
Introduced at the 2009 Mid-America Trucking Show, RunSmart Predictive Cruise is a proprietary technology that evaluates the upcoming road profile more than one mile in advance using GPS and ADAS attributes in the NAVTEQ(r) map. The system adjusts the actual speed of the truck for maximum fuel efficiency based on terrain.
"We are honored to be recognized by Telematics Update with this prestigious award," said Derek Rotz, manager, advanced engineering NAFTA for Daimler Trucks North America. "This award further recognizes the importance of developing and introducing cutting-edge solutions that help enhance fuel efficiency."
RunSmart Predictive Cruise is now available as an option for a Detroit Diesel DD15(tm)-equipped Freightliner Cascadia(tm) with a 72-inch raised roof.
NAVTEQ is the leading global provider of digital map, traffic and location data that enables navigation and location-based platforms around the world. NAVTEQ supplies comprehensive digital map information to power automotive navigation systems, portable and wireless devices, Internet-based mapping applications and government and business solutions. The Chicago-based company was founded in 1985 and has approximately 4,000 employees located in 190 offices and in 39 countries. NAVTEQ is a trademark in the U.S. and other countries. All rights reserved.
Daimler Trucks North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Ore., is the leading medium- and heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets Class 4-8 vehicles and is a Daimler company, the world's leading commercial vehicle manufacturer. For more information, go to www.daimler-trucksnorthamerica.com