Leyland Auto Electrical, of Preston, has already installed the system on five vans and will add it to any new vehicles joining the fleet. It is a distributor for Siemens VDO and has decided to install the VK2000 from the technology firm. Steve Rigby, workshop manager at Leyland, said: 'We have been impressed with the savings that customers are making with VK2000.
'Experience is proving that fitting the system not only saves fuel but reduced wear and tear and makes a positive contribution to safer driving. As a distributor, we already know the equipment is durable and reliable in operation.'
Functions on the system include a speed limiter, maximum engine speed limiting and up to four pre-set intermediate speeds. It has also been designed to be compatible with any future downloading of new limits using GPS or speed download beacons.
Siemens VDO is a global supplier of electronics and electrics to the automotive industry. During 2002, it generated sales of 8.5 billion Euro and has 43,000 employees.