FuelSense – Allison Transmission introduces fuel consumption reductions of up to 20%

INDIANAPOLIS, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Allison Transmission (NYSE: ALSN)
announced the launch of a new fuel-efficiency package that can deliver up to 20
percent fuel savings at the NTEA ‘Work Truck’ conference today in Indianapolis.
FuelSense® features automatically adapt shift schedules and torque, maximizing
transmission efficiency based on load, grade and duty cycle, without sacrificing
Allison advantages fleets already depend on – superior performance and
Continuous Power Technology(TM).


“Fuel prices have nearly doubled since the mid-2000s, and fleet owners need
solutions,” said Michael Headly, senior vice president, global marketing, sales
and service for Allison Transmission. “They want straightforward fuel economy,
without compromising overall fleet performance and productivity. With FuelSense,
Allison delivers the best of both worlds.”

FuelSense features include:

— 5th Generation smart controls, acceleration management, and a precision
— EcoCal shift technology to keep engine speed at the most efficient level
— Dynamic Shift Sensing to automatically sense when low-engine speed
shifts can be made
— Neutral at Stop to save fuel and reduce emissions when the vehicle is
Cutting fuel consumption by up to 20 percent during both testing and
simulations, FuelSense features have already been integrated into Allison’s TC10
(TM) for tractors. At the joint announcement Wednesday, Freightliner executives
revealed that it will be the first OEM to offer this fuel-saving solution in the
North American medium-duty market, available in late 2014 in M2 chassis equipped
with Allison 2000 and 3000 series transmissions.

“We are proud to be the first to offer this innovative solution to customers,”
said Mary Aufdemberg, director of product marketing for Freightliner. “Our
customers demand a lot from our trucks, so we set our standards high. We value
our relationship with Allison and have a common commitment to maximizing the
performance of work trucks and the profits of the businesses that depend on
them,” she said.

According to Lou Gilbert, Allison Transmission’s director of North American
marketing and global brand development, “Allison automatic transmissions are
already extremely productive. FuelSense takes that efficiency to a whole new
level with fuel saving technology that really delivers by adapting to driving
conditions using features that have a proven impact on fuel economy.”

About Allison Transmission
Allison Transmission (NYSE: ALSN) is the world’s largest manufacturer of fully
automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles and is a
leader in hybrid-propulsion systems for city buses. Allison transmissions are
used in a variety of applications including refuse, construction, fire,
distribution, bus, motorhomes, defense and energy. Founded in 1915, the company
is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA and employs approximately 2,700
people worldwide. With a market presence in more than 80 countries, Allison has
regional headquarters in the Netherlands, China and Brazil with manufacturing
facilities in the U.S., Hungary and India. Allison also has approximately 1,400
independent distributor and dealer locations worldwide. For more information,
visit allisontransmission.com.

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