We know what’s going on out there. We know what accidents look like. That’s why we do so many extra tests that are not called for by legislation.
I-Shift makes driving safer by timing each gear change perfectly. There’s no heavy clutch, and no stick to wrestle with. The simplicity of the system reduces driver fatigue and ups focus, helping you to concentrate on the road and the traffic around you.
Swedish cab strength test. Barrier test. Roll-over test. Sledtest. Head impact test. Our extensive testing programme proves the Volvo FH and the Volvo FH16 are the safest Volvo in the world. And the tests are thorough – with the interior fittings in place and full storage compartments.
The Electronic Stability Control uses engine power and individual wheel brakes to reduce the risk of skidding and rollover.
Lane changing support
This feature activates a radar while you’re changing lane. This way, you’re kept informed of any obstacles in your blind spots.
Driver alert support
This system monitors your driving behaviour. If it records anything erratic about it, you’ll receive an alert asking you to think about having a break. And if you continue driving and get a second warning your cruise control is turned off in order to activate the driver.
Lane Keeping Support
This system tracks road markings with a camera. When it looks like you’re straying over them, it’ll ping you a signal.
Adaptive Cruise Control
Helps you keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front. It also warns you of any threat and activates the emergency brake if you get too close.
Every Volvo FH16 has a large skylight that doubles as an escape hatch. It also gives a bright, airy cab – helping you stay alert and focused on the road.
Around half of all fatalities in trucks could be avoided through use of a seatbelt – a fact worth remembering next time you hit the road.
Your truck will help you. Get a brief overview of Volvo Trucks’ active safety systems in use.