Allison at the 2013 Shenzhen International Public Transportation Expo

Allison Transmission showcased its new green energy-driven fully automatic transmission solutions at the 2013 Shenzhen International Public Transportation Expo in Beijing last week.

BEIJING, China – Allison Transmission, the world’s largest manufacturer of fully-automatic transmissions has presented some of its latest technologies at the 2013 Shenzhen International Public Transportation Expo (Booth G13); including its advanced 5th Generation electronic controls and other fuel saving transmission solutions. The Expo, themed “Green, Intelligence and Intimacy,” took place at the Shenzhen Conference and Exhibition Center between August 15 and 17.

Allison continues to participate at Chinese bus exhibitions after its appearance at the International Nanjing Bus Show in March, which made an impact within the Chinese bus market. At this Expo in Shenzhen, visitors were able to examine transmissions on display, as well as to learn about the new 5th Generation electronic controls and the use of the technology in city buses and coaches. Allison experts also explained how a number of unique and fully-automatic transmission technologies help deliver efficiency benefits, fuel savings and low maintenance costs during vehicle operation. This enables Allison to help build green and intelligent bus transportation within China.

With the rising need to minimise PM2.5 emissions in China, bus exhaust emissions have attracted significant attention. At the Shenzhen Expo, Allison displayed examples of its 5th Generation electronic controls including upgraded hardware and software. The controls are flexible providing optimal shift strategies for greater efficiency. Embedded in the 5th Generation control module is a new inclinometer; its precision and responsiveness improve vehicle performance with faster, more accurate shift schedules, resulting in further reductions in fuel consumption. This new generation of electronic controls also provides two additional levels of acceleration management, allowing for a greater ability to improve fuel economy by controlling engine fuelling while moderating aggressive driving practices.

Currently, Allison is demonstrating the value of its products in Beijing on Special Bus Lines 4 and 5. There are now 60 Foton Ouhui BJ6128C8BCD double-decker LNG buses, which meet GBIV emission standards, that are using a 290hp Iveco F2BE0642F*B 6-cylinder turbocharged natural gas engine and an Allison T325R 6-speed automatic transmission. Adopting natural gas as fuel can effectively reduce 90 per cent of PM2.5 emissions. Allison’s Continuous Power TechnologyTM provides an optimal solution for effective fuel savings and excellent operational efficiency. Allison’s patented hydraulic torque converter replaces a conventional manual clutch, while multiplying engine torque during initial start-up and acceleration, to provide a smooth launch. This transfer of uninterrupted power to the drive wheels enhances vehicle efficiency and performance.

As of April, Beijing citizens will now be able to see 50 JNP6130GSC Youngman double-decker buses in operation; each equipped with a GBV-compliant Cummins engine and an Allison fully-automatic transmission. These buses consume three litres less fuel per hundred kilometres when compared to other vehicle models with similar configurations.

Automatic transmissions have also enriched the image of Chinese bus OEMs, signifying the advanced level of the high-end products being offered. In fact, OEMs such as Foton, Youngman, Shudu, Alfa and FAW exhibited their Allison-equipped city, natural gas and school buses, at both the 2013 Nanjing Bus Expo and the Beijing International Exhibition on Buses, Trucks and Components.

Over 300 OEMs globally have chosen Allison transmissions due to the high fuel efficiency and reliability advantages, made available exclusively through advanced fully-automatic technologies.

“Technical innovation is an inexhaustible driver at Allison,” says Steven Chew, Managing Director for Allison Transmission China. “We will continue to drive development of automatic transmission technology by providing highly efficient operational performance through enhanced functionality, advanced electronic controls and integrated fuel-saving technologies.”

About Allison Transmission

Allison Transmission is the world’s largest manufacturer of fully automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, medium- and heavy-tactical U.S. military vehicles and hybrid-propulsion systems for transit buses. Allison transmissions are used in a variety of applications including on-highway trucks (distribution, refuse, construction, fire and emergency), buses (primarily school and transit), motor homes, off-highway vehicles and equipment (primarily energy and mining) and military vehicles (wheeled and tracked). Founded in 1915, the Allison business is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A. and employs approximately 2,800 people. Allison has manufacturing facilities and customization centers located in China, The Netherlands, Brazil, India and Hungary, with a global presence, serving customers in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, South America and Africa. Allison also has approximately 1,400 independent distributor and dealer locations worldwide. More information about Allison is available at www.allisontransmission.com .

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Holly Zhang, Allison Transmission Asia Pacific, Room 319, Block C, Guomen Building, #1 Zuo Jia Zhuang, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100028 China. +86 (10) 6468-6800 Ext. 8818. holly.zhang@allisontransmission.com

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