The latest in the trucking-related smartphone apps world is a nifty program offering 3-D views of engine componentry and systems from the folks at Cummins. It’s geared toward connecting technicians with careers with the diesel engine manufacturer, but I imagine there are plenty of you who’d get a kick out of the the app’s features as well.
Featuring a strong educational component geared toward students of engine and related systems technology, reps say, the app’s “intelligent display also provides users the ability to navigate through the engine sub-systems manufactured by Cummins simply by touching the screen,” reps say. “It allows for zoom and rotate functionality that gives a close up look at Cummins’ most popular technologies.”
The “virtual engine” included in the app is “the first of its kind for a Smartphone app,” says Cummins Richard Whitney. “We wanted to make the science and technology inside a diesel engine accessible and understandable for both middle school students interested in engineering and the experienced automotive engineer looking for a new career.”
You can give it a further look and download it for the iPhone via cumminscareersapp.com. An Android version is on the way.
Affected tractors are equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage Transmission with right hand stalk shifter. In the affected trucks, the display on the instrument panel can indicate “N” when the shifter is set into “D” or “R,” causing the truck not to move.