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Voith SensoTop Technology Nets Up To 7% Fuel Savings For City Transit Buses

YORK, Pa., Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Field tests for Voith's SensoTop transmission technology showed impressive results, saving transit authorities up to 7% in fuel use for their heavy-duty transit buses.  Savings were achieved across multiple transit authorities and routes varying in elevation and length. 

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SensoTop represents an updated version of the software used to control Voith's DIWA.5 transmission.  When combined with a maintenance-free inclination sensor that Voith has added to its ECU, this software allows the transmission to automatically adapt gear-shifting points based on acceleration, vehicle load and the topography of the route.  SensoTop is available for immediate retrofit on all existing Voith DIWA.5 transmissions, and will be offered on new buses this year.  Through a collaborative effort, SensoTop has been approved for use with all Cummins engines.

"Can a transmission really save you money?  As these tests have shown, the answer is a resounding yes," said DIWA sales manager Brian Sharp.  "What's most impressive about these tests is that SensoTop achieves savings on diverse topographies and routes; both mountainous and flat and those with frequent and infrequent stops.  Not only will North American transit authorities see significant fuel and cost savings with SensoTop, they will contribute to environmental sustainability by significantly reducing their CO2 emissions."

Field tests were completed in Austin, TX, Lancaster, PA, Minneapolis, MN, Portland, OR, Salt Lake City, UT, and San Mateo County, CA.  These tests occurred over several weeks, and each location experienced fuel savings between 3 - 7%.  Over one particular week, Minneapolis saw savings over 12%.  Based on Voith's tests and calculations, one of the transit authorities involved in the test can expect to save over $1,700 per year per bus by installing SensoTop technology, which would translate into over $560,000 in yearly savings if the entire fleet were equipped with SensoTop transmissions.

Voith Turbo, the specialist for hydrodynamic drive, coupling and braking systems for road, rail and industrial applications, as well as for ship propulsion systems, is a Group Division of Voith GmbH.

Voith sets standards in the markets energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transportation & automotive. Founded in 1867, Voith employs more than 42,000 people, generates € 5.7 billion in sales, operates in about 50 countries around the world and is today one of the biggest family-owned companies in Europe.

Contact: Brian Sharp: 905-670-3122, Brian.sharp@voith.com  Lewis Lowe: 202-333-2234, lewisl@strategies360.com

SOURCE Voith

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