Theory of Operation

The impact of a driver's operating habits on the fuel economy and up time of a vehicle has been shown to be considerable. Reduced time spent at idle, earlier shift changes up through the transmission and greater time spent in Cruise Control, can substantially reduce both fuel consumption and maintenance related costs. The driver reward system seeks to promote optimum driver performance through the offering of incentives in the form of increased maximum speed and, where applicable, earlier transition to higher torque output during load transitions.