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Eaton’s artificial intelligence-powered iQ-Cruise system improves fuel efficiency and environmental sustainability.

Eaton driven to improve fuel efficiency with AI-powered iQ-Cruise system by Traxen

Sept. 14, 2023
The collaboration aims to support the commercial transportation industry by improving fuel efficiency and environmental sustainability while helping fleet profitability.

Intelligent power management company Eaton partnered with Michigan-based technology developer Traxen to sell, distribute, service, and provide installation support for their AI-powered iQ-Cruise system. This collaboration aims to support the commercial transportation industry by improving fuel efficiency and environmental sustainability while helping fleet profitability.

iQ-Cruise integrates adaptive or predictive cruise control systems in a single device and applies artificial intelligence, to provide automatic, more natural speed control with significant fuel savings, according to Eaton. The system works with automated manual transmissions, including the Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies portfolio of transmissions. 

Traxen's iQ-Cruise system utilizes AI, advanced algorithms, GPS and high-definition 3D maps to determine a fuel-efficient driving style for Class 8 commercial vehicles in real time. While driving with the system engaged, it 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. 

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“We are happy to partner with Traxen to bring its unique iQ-Cruise system to the commercial vehicle market," said 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,” said Ali Maleki, CEO of Traxen. “Our iQ-Cruise system empowers fleet owners and operators to save fuel without compromising truck performance or safety.”

The Traxen iQ-Cruise kit comes with an installation guide to instruct commercial vehicle service centers how to install the system. Once installed, users can activate the system through Traxen.

A monthly subscription fee covers all hardware, installation support and regular software updates.

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