Volvo has worked hard to produce a truck to suit virtually any transport challenge. Here, we put its latest innovations – including Dynamic Steering and Dual Clutch technology – to the test
By Steev Hayes
PHOTOGRAPHY STEEV HAYES / VOLVO
Volvo’s R&D department has come up with some pretty impressive detail changes to its trucks. The Swedish truck manufacturer has been releasing innovative upgrades on a regular basis, with its well-proven I-Shift automated manual transmission getting regular software improvements.
I-See uses GPS and adaptive cruise control (ACC) to read the road ahead and can store a number of routes in its database which can be used to save fuel when running the same route again. Dynamic Steering (DS) and Dual Clutch (DC) are two more innovations from the Volvo stable aimed at making a driver’s working life easier and safer.
Volvo still produces the world’s most powerful production truck – the FH16- 750 – which offers unparalleled power and torque. But a new Euro 6 engine adds a greater dynamism to it. Now, not only do you have all that grunt available under your right foot, but you have a more environmentally friendly power plant to boot!
Read the rest of this feature in the December 2014 issue of Trucking. Buy the magazine here