Cummins’ SmartAdvantage provides fuel economy for customers


One of the Company’s most recent fuel-efficiency successes has been focused on engine and transmission integration.

The SmartAdvantage Powertrain takes the power of Cummins ISX15 and ISX12 engines with SmartTorque2 and combines it with the smooth shifting of the Eaton Fuller Advantage 10-speed automated transmission for improved fuel economy. The engine and transmission share critical data, determining the torque required to deliver the power level that drivers need without wasting fuel.

Customer feedback on fuel-economy savings and overall performance has been excellent and there have been numerous media accolades, including “top product” lists by publications such as the Commercial Carrier Journal, Heavy Duty Trucking and Today’s Trucking.

The SmartAdvantage Powertrain was named an Automotive News PACE Award Finalist for 2014, recognizing the innovation it has provided to the marketplace.

Customer fuel-efficiency improvements using SmartAdvantage count toward meeting Cummins’ products in-use environmental sustainability goal (page 24). Average customer fuel-efficiency improvement was 3.3 percent in 2014, which in 2015 will translate into savings of about 2.3 million gallons of fuel, 23,400 metric tons of carbon dioxide avoidance and $9.4 million.