Meet Your Engine’s Brain
Since 1985, when you have a Detroit™ engine, you get our DDEC electronics system to monitor and manage your engine’s functions for peak performance and efficiency. Fleet managers have several options and features to help their drivers improve fuel economy by having better control of engine idling, shifting techniques and aftertreatment management.
The High Cost of Speed
Every 5 MPH costs you about 0.5 MPG – and speeding, rapid acceleration and braking can lower your fuel economy by as much as 33% at highway speeds and 5% around town. With 150,000 miles driven, reducing speed 10 MPH can save 2,857 gallons a year. At $4.00 a gallon, that’s a savings of $11,428.
Monitor and Manage Performance
With DDEC you’ll know how well your engine is functioning, giving you better overall control over your engine while staying informed of fuel economy.
Automatically shuts down after a specified period of idle time to save fuel and money, reduce excessive engine wear, and to prevent additional pollution and the potential for health risks to drivers.
Ambient Air Temperature Override
A fleet manager can control when the driver may override the idle shutdown, allowing continuous idle to maintain comfort in periods of extreme temperatures.
Reduces engine idle time by running the engine only when required. Automatically stops and restarts the engine to:
- Keep the engine oil temperature between factory set limits of 60 – 104°F (16 – 40°C)
- Keep the battery charged >12.2 V (12 V system)
- Keep the cab/sleeper of an on-highway truck at the desired temperature (using the optional thermostat)
Other benefits include overall reduction in exhaust emissions and noise, and improved starter and engine life by starting a warm engine and eliminating starting aids.
Saves fuel by limiting the vehicle’s rate of acceleration above the set engine RPM to encourage the driver to upshift into the next gear. When the vehicle speed reaches the high range, the set engine RPM limit prevents the driver from making any early downshifts, maximizing the use of top gear.
Monitors the amount of unburned fuel collecting in the Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) and automatically increases engine speed to safely remove it. Helps protect the DPF and BlueTec® technology emissions system for those customers who need to idle for extended periods. For all fleets not using Power Take-Offs, we recommend enabling the auto-elevate feature and educating drivers on its operation.
See how to get the most out of your driving in our driver training videos.
DDEC Reporting System
DDEC engine management reports show how the engine is being used and give you a baseline to help reduce engine misuse and wasteful fuel consumption.
DDEC Reports helps you monitor every facet of engine operation, such as:
- Trip activity
- Speed vs. RPM
- Engine load vs. RPM
- Daily engine usage
- Last stop record
- Hard brakes
You can download DDEC data, get help producing detailed reports that analyze driver performance, and keep up on periodic maintenance. To learn more, request a copy of your DDEC reports to see how well your engine is doing. You can access your data regularly through direct connection or wireless IRIS connection.
DDEC Data Summaries (DDDS)
Designed specifically for the owner or fleet manager, DDDS automatically manages DDEC Data from several vehicles, sorts it, and produces custom reports.
DDEC-controlled engines can help reward drivers with extra road speed for fuel-efficient behavior. Use them alone or in combination to design a driver’s rewards program that is right for them. Just remember that when you give back some speed to the driver, you’ll also be giving back some fuel economy gains.
Lets fleet managers provide drivers with additional road speed to pass other vehicles while still maintaining a fuel-efficient, safe road speed limit. The additional road speed is only available for a limited amount of time and it’s up to the driver to use it effectively.
Fuel Economy Incentive
Fleet managers can establish fuel economy targets, then reward drivers who exceed the goal with incremental increases in maximum road speed. The more the driver exceeds the target, the more road speed he can earn, up to the chosen maximum MPH.
Common Driver Rewards
Similar to the Fuel Economy Incentive, this feature uses cruise control usage and/or top gear time as the performance targets for incremental increases in maximum road speed.
DDEC Sample Report
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