When it comes to operating a fleet of city buses, there’s nothing more important than delivering your passengers to their destination, each and every day. We’re focused on supplying seamless-shifting transmissions that provide safety and comfort. Without the distraction of manually changing gears, drivers are able to keep both hands on the wheel and focus on the traffic around them. While the smooth fully automatic shifting is safer, it’s also better for passenger comfort. With an Allison, there are no hesitations or jerks during gearshifts. The smooth acceleration and quiet operation ensure that passengers have a comfortable and relaxing ride.
Allison’s Continuous Power Technology™ allows our fully automatic transmissions to simply and smoothly deliver uninterrupted engine power to the wheels, letting the driver focus on handling and maneuvering the bus. This is especially important in heavy traffic situations and narrow roadways when maneuvering ease is critical. The smooth, seamless power also results in greater bus efficiency. This means shorter route times to meet stringent bus schedules.
Allison transmissions are known for performing reliably in tough duty cycles. This means keeping your Allison-equipped buses on the road and in service. To take the guesswork and hassle out of scheduling routine vehicle maintenance, our Prognostics feature allows you to quickly monitor oil life, filter life and transmission health. This saves time and money while providing maximum protection for the transmission. And if needed, our global network of service locations will provide the Allison authorized service you expect.
With an Allison Automatic, you can achieve an optimum level of fuel economy. Our transmissions offer several fuel-saving features that allow the transmission to shift at optimum points based on terrain, load and operating conditions. To reduce the impact of aggressive driving practices, Allison automatics can control the rate of vehicle acceleration and further conserve fuel. And when the bus is stopped, the transmission automatically lowers fuel consumption by reducing the load on the engine.
With transmissions, it comes down to overall value. When you factor in maintenance, operating costs and increased productivity, Allison Automatic-equipped buses create an advantage for our customers. Overall, our transmissions demonstrate a greater value across the life cycle of the bus.