Eaton Partners With Cruise Control Specialist Traxen

Traxen Product Integrates Adaptive, Predictive Cruise Control
Eaton/Traxen iQ-Cruise
Eaton is partnering with Traxen on its iQ-Cruise. (Eaton)

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Eaton is to start selling, distributing, servicing and providing installation support for Michigan-based technology developer Traxen’s iQ-Cruise system, the component manufacturer said.

The combined adaptive and predictive cruise control system can improve fuel efficiency, environmental sustainability and fleet profitability, said Eaton on Sept. 14.

At least one company on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest for-hire carriers in North America is already using the system and has seen benefits — No. 64 United Road Services, which also ranks No. 1 in the Top Motor Vehicle/Driveaway Carriers.

“We are thrilled to witness the remarkable impact of Traxen’s iQ-Cruise solution on our fleet. Using iQ-Cruise, we have realized more than 6% fuel economy savings, with some frequent users saving as much as 10%-15%,” said United Road Chief Operating Officer Jason Walker.

Jason Walker


“This technology has a transformative impact on our operations and cost structure while positively contributing to a more sustainable future of transportation and logistics by reducing our greenhouse gas emissions,” Walker added.

Eaton and Traxen argue that unlike adaptive or predictive cruise control systems that work independently of each other, iQ-Cruise integrates both functions in a single device and applies artificial intelligence. The companies say such a package provides automatic, more natural speed control with significant fuel savings.

Traxen’s iQ-Cruise system utilizes AI, algorithms, GPS and high-definition 3D maps to determine the most fuel-efficient driving style for Class 8 commercial vehicles in real time, they added.

The system works with automated manual transmissions, including the Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies portfolio of transmissions, the Dublin-headquartered company said.

A monthly subscription fee covers all hardware, installation support and regular software updates, the companies said.

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