ADEPT™ADEPT™ is a suite of advanced electronic features for the ISX15 engine that interact with automated manual transmissions, dynamically adapting to operating conditions to help even novice drivers operate as efficiently as your most seasoned and efficient professional. ADEPT enhances fuel economy with no impact to productivity, harnessing the electronic capabilities of the engine and transmission to make powertrain control decisions in real time.
The system continuously makes minor adjustments to speed, power and transmission gear to take advantage of vehicle momentum, maximizing efficiency and using less fuel while allowing the driver to concentrate on the road ahead.
Spec’ing ADEPT enables customers to leverage the full advantage of a Cummins ISX15 with an automated manual transmission, achieving up to a 3 percent incremental fuel economy gain. The first generation of ADEPT includes SmartTorque2 and SmartCoast.
SmartTorque2 is the next generation of torque management technology from Cummins that was first introduced with the SmartAdvantage™ Powertrain. SmartTorque2 senses both the selected gear and overall engine load as a result of the gross vehicle weight, aerodynamic drag and road grade. As those conditions vary, SmartTorque2 determines the exact amount of torque needed to maintain road speed and eliminate unnecessary downshifts. That ensures steadier engine operation, with more time spent inside the “sweet spot” – the rpm range that achieves the best fuel economy.
With SmartCoast, the engine and transmission work in concert to improve the efficiency of coasting events. On moderate downhill grades, the driveline will be disengaged, allowing the engine to return to idle and reducing drag on the vehicle. That results in conservation of the vehicle’s momentum and improved fuel economy. That feature provides the greatest benefit on moderate rolling hills.
Flexibility For The Future
The ADEPT platform can be easily upgraded to take advantage of upcoming advances for greater efficiency. So you can buy your Cummins engine today with the assurance that it will be capable of achieving even higher efficiency in the near future.
Every Question, Answered
To learn more about ADEPT, call Cummins Care at 1-800-DIESELS™ (1-800-343-7357) or see your Cummins distributor or dealer.