Volvo Trucks introduces new driver support systems

Volvo trucks lane keeping assist

Volvo Trucks has introduced new driver support systems based on Volvo Dynamic Steering, as it seeks “better traffic safety and an enhanced working environment for drivers.”

Carl Johan Almqvist, Traffic and Product Safety Director, claims: “Volvo Dynamic Steering has truly revolutionised the driver’s job behind the wheel.

“Better directional stability, easier manoeuvring and higher comfort have reduced the risk of road accidents and strain-related injuries. Now we are building further on our success with new functions that help make the traffic environment even safer.”

These functions are two new accident prevention driver support systems: Volvo Dynamic Steering with Stability Assist and Volvo Dynamic Steering with Lane Keeping Assist.

Lane Keeping Assist gives the driver a nudge when the system detects that the truck is edging towards the lane marking. The steering wheel is turned slightly in the appropriate direction accompanied by a gentle vibration in the steering wheel.

Meanwhile, Carl Johan Almqvist paints a picture as to how Stability Assist would work in reality.

“Imagine you’re driving on a wet, slippery road and you suddenly notice that the rear of the truck is starting to lose its grip on the road. Before this develops into a skid, you steer gently in the opposite direction until the danger is over. That’s exactly the way Volvo Dynamic Steering with Stability Assist works.”

Michael Dalton
Michael graduated from university in 2016 with a degree in Human, Social, and Political Sciences, and is a former contributor to The Truck Expert.