Scania GPS will let trucks keep an eye on the road
Trucks will be able to see 3km ahead in cruise control
Fleet operators that transit through western and central Europe could soon be operating trucks that can adjust their speed according to what lies 3km ahead of them on the road.
The Swedish truck maker says that its Scania Active Prediction system uses GPS to read topographical and climatic conditions and calculate the most efficient speed and fuel economy of the vehicle.
According to Scania the system could cut fuel consumption of a 40t truck and trailer by 1,700l per year. Fuel savings are predicted to be 3% for a vehicle driving 180,000 km per year.
Scania says it will start rolling out the system in 2012.