Eaton announced Thursday an exclusive global alliance with Michigan-based technology developer Traxen to sell, distribute, service, and provide installation support for their cutting-edge iQ-Cruise system. This collaboration aims to support the commercial transportation industry by improving fuel efficiency and environmental sustainability while helping fleet profitability.
Unlike existing available adaptive or predictive cruise control systems that work independently of each other, iQ-Cruise integrates both functions in a single device and applies artificial intelligence (AI), to provide automatic, more natural speed control with significant fuel savings. iQ-Cruise works with automated manual transmissions, including the Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies portfolio of transmissions. A monthly subscription fee covers all hardware, installation support and regular software updates.
Traxen's iQ-Cruise system utilizes AI, advanced algorithms, GPS and high-definition 3D maps to determine the most fuel-efficient driving style for Class 8 commercial vehicles in real time. While driving with the system engaged, it continuously monitors live data including traffic conditions, vehicle load, and terrain, utilizing its automated cruise control capabilities to optimize the vehicle's speed and acceleration/deceleration to maximize fuel efficiency.
“We are happy to partner with Traxen to bring its unique iQ-Cruise system to the commercial vehicle market," says Tim Bauer, vice president, North America Aftermarket, Eaton’s Mobility Group. "This collaboration aligns with Eaton’s commitment to deliver intelligent solutions that maximize efficiency and sustainability for our customers.”
“Eaton’s broad reach and expertise in the industry makes them the perfect partner to help Traxen scale its groundbreaking technology in the commercial transportation industry,” says Ali Maleki, CEO of Traxen. “Our iQ-Cruise system empowers fleet owners and operators to save fuel without compromising truck performance or safety.”