DETROIT -- GPS-based EconoCruise has earned a U.S. patent for its satellite-to-throttle technology. The system, developed by Mirenco, of Radcliffe, IA, uses real-time onboard emissions sensors, GPS sensors and navigation databases such as those from Navtech or Trimble to more precisely control throttle position. Mirenco officials say the throttle control can be applied based on the upcoming terrain, surrounding conditions and the driver’s objectives. The goal is to reduce emissions by ...

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