Discover Detroit's intelligent Powertrain Management (IPM)

Use the momentum of your Detroit powered vehicle to maximize fuel efficiency

Building a fuel efficient solution into your powertrain is easy with Detroit Intelligent Powertrain Management (IPM).

IPM most efficiently uses momentum of your vehicle by eliminating unnecessary fueling, engine braking and shifting while minimizing the impact on travel time. Through a combination of terrain maps and GPS, IPM knows your truck’s route over a mile ahead and uses shifts, acceleration, engine braking and coasting (versus eCoast) to efficiently operate the powertrain. Now you have an integrated powertrain solution that can add up to 1.3% improvement in fuel efficiency.

Explore the Different Modes of IPM

Predictive Acceleration

  • Occurs when the engine increases to full power in order to exceed the desired speed prior to a steep ascent.
  • Helps compensate for ascent time in predictive acceleration mode.
  • The predictive acceleration logic will not allow the vehicle to fuel above the Road Speed Limit value.
  • Predictive acceleration is the only IPM mode that fuels above the set cruise speed.

Crest Coasting in Steep Mountains

  • On steep uphill grades where vehicle speed cannot be maintained under full throttle, IPM will attempt to crest coast even when the speed is below the under speed threshold.
  • The vehicle weight will also have an effect on how the coasting modes function.

Crest Coast - Regular Mode

  • The vehicle may get an eCoast event.
  • The vehicle may coast downhill in gear depending on the length and severity of the backside grade.
  • The vehicle speed is allowed to dip below set cruise speed.
  • The vehicle will recover to set speed on the backside of the hill.

 Dip Coasting

  • This mode occurs when a downhill grade is quickly followed by an uphill grade.
  • The vehicle could exceed the over speed threshold to conserve momentum into the next hill under an engine braking event.

Detroit Connect Portal

The Detroit™ Connect portal is easy-to-use, one-stop-shop for all vehicle performance data gathered, transmitted and analyzed by Detroit Connect.  The portal gives you access to insights delivered by  Detroit Connect Virtual Technician℠. The Detroit Connect portal will also give you access to new features, such as Remote Updates, and Analytics, available late 2017.

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