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Detroit premieres training videos for Assurance safety system

Detroit Diesel Corp. released new driver training videos for the Detroit Assurance suite of safety systems and the integrated Detroit Powertrain. Introduced in 2014 and available for the Freightliner Cascadia Evolution and Cascadia equipped with Detroit engines, Detroit Assurance systems are seamlessly integrated into the truck’s dashboard, engine and transmission electronics. The Detroit Assurance video

Detroit launches new drive axles

Detroit Diesel Corp. introduced new Model 6 Detroit Drive Axles. Available in single drive 4×2 or tandem 6×2 configurations with ratios from 2.28 to 5.88, the new axles are designed with the latest features and technology, ultimately resulting in a smoother performance and better fuel economy, said Detroit. Model 6 drive axles include new features,

The next step in truck evolution: Freightliner, Detroit executive interview

Last year was a big year for Freightliner. Even after setting both company and industry records for order intake, Freightliner Trucks, driven by the Detroit powertrain, is showing no sign of slowing down in 2015. Richard Howard, senior vice president, sales and marketing, for Daimler Trucks North America, shares his thoughts on where the truck

Detroit makes Intelligent Powertrain Management standard on DT12 AMTs

Detroit Diesel Corp. announced that the Intelligent Powertrain Management (IPM) system will be standard on all Detroit DT12 automated manual transmissions paired with any heavy-duty Detroit engine, beginning in March 2015. IPM helps the powertrain operate as efficiently as possible, based on the truck’s momentum generated by the terrain, said Detroit Diesel Corp. The Intelligent

Detroit Integrated Powertrain walk around at ATA

At the 2014 ATA Management Conference Exhibition in San Diego, Calif., Detroit Diesel Corp. showcased its recently unveiled integrated Detroit powertrain, featuring the Detroit DD15 engine, Detroit DT12 transmission and Detroit axles. To create the integrated powertrain, Detroit’s axle engineers developed a new axle ratio (and configuration) to match the engine rating. The integrated Detroit

Detroit produces 250,000th DD Series heavy-duty engine

Detroit Diesel Corp. marked the production of its 250,000th DD Series engine, less than seven years after the introduction of the engine. The DD Series engines includes the Detroit DD13 Detroit DD15 TC and Detroit DD16 engines. “When we unveiled our new heavy-duty engine platform in 2007, we anticipated our customers would benefit from greater efficiency and

Detroit unveils new integrated powertrain, 6×2 axle

The demand for improved fuel economy is driving the industry toward a systems-integrated future to achieve higher standards of efficiency. At an event in Detroit, Detroit Diesel Corp. unveiled its new integrated Detroit powertrain, featuring the Detroit DD15 engine, Detroit DT12 transmission and Detroit axles, a powertrain that boasts an 5 to 7% additional fuel economy improvement

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Detroit Virtual Technician received Silver Award from Connected World Conference

Detroit Diesel Corp. announced that Detroit Virtual Technician received the Silver Award in Remote Diagnostics at the 2014 Connected World Conference Awards in Chicago. This award recognizes products that have successfully leveraged M2M technology and connected devices to solve critical issues, with quantifiable results. Developed in collaboration with Zonar, Virtual Technician features propriety technology that reduces

Automatic and automated manual transmissions can improve fuel efficiency

Pouring over specs, investigating equipment options and analyzing your equipment usage, you work hard to build the most efficient, dependable trucks for your fleet. You carefully take stock of your business needs and build a truck to exceed those expectations, calculating costs and mitigating equipment risks. And then you put that perfectly spec’d machine into

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