VOLVO TRUCKS * Sweden: Commercial vehicles with infotainment system
* Stockholm - Volvo chases better truck safety with a touch of car technology
Volvo Trucks has been pushing technology previously reserved for cars into its range of semis, with a smart new navigation system designed to make life easier and safer for long-haul drivers... The new truck setup allows nav inputs using addresses, coordinates and touching a specific point on the map, while drivers can also access fleet-management detail like internal messages, coaching and deadline info. It even shares information about driving performance and fuel economy, something that will make any cost-conscious trucking boss happy... The new unit integrates it into the one setup, which can be controlled using the touchscreen, voice controls and steering-wheel buttons... The new infotainment system isn't the first high-tech touch to make its way into Volvo Trucks. A dual-clutch gearbox has been optional since 2014, designed to deliver better fuel economy and smoother shifts on the move. Its capability was put to the test with a huge load-pulling stunt last year...
(Credit: Volvo - Volvo has borrowed from the world of cars for its latest in-truck tech) -- Stockholm, Sweden - New Atlas, by Scott Collie - March 21st, 2017
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