DTNA wins Telematics Service and Application Award

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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.