MAN Offering Increased Acceleration Mode for Emergency Vehicles

MAN Offering Increased Acceleration Mode for Emergency Vehicles
MAN fire emergency vehicles

MAN will soon be offering a new gearshift program for emergency vehicles that will allow for increased acceleration whilst the vehicle is on an emergency run.

Available for the TGL and TGM series, the MAN TipMatic gearshift program allows for strong bursts of acceleration simply by operating a rotary dial next to the driver’s seat.

According to the MAN media release, when the system is activated, the vehicle will shift gears "in such a way that the drive coordination ensures powerful bursts of acceleration."

Operating in this mode will give greater stress on the drivetrain but this is "of no consequence given the limited operating hours of emergency service vehicles on emergency runs," the media release says.

For this reason, the TipMatic is only available for fire and disaster control vehicles. One of the use cases provided in the MAN media release is that of an emergency vehicle using their special right of way after stopping at a traffic light and getting an extra burst of acceleration.

"A shorter shifting time and a special downshifting logic make for better acceleration after the deceleration phase," the media release says.

There also exists an equivalent feature that allows for improved performance in off-road situations  

Along with the TGM and TGL series, the TipMatic gearshift program can also be retrofitted on emergency vehicles in Euro 5, EEV and China 4 versions.

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