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Jul 15, 2017

VOLVO TRUCKS * Sweden: Autonomous features and Apple CarPlay

Volvo’s new semi trucks likely to be first broad application of highly automated features

--- Volvo unveiled its new VNL series of semi trucks today with a host of high-tech goodies that are sure to appeal to many long-haul truck drivers. Volvo Truck, a separate entity from the Swedish automaker’s car group, is adding a suite of advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) to its truck lines as standard equipment. This includes forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and adaptive cruise control... The truck’s infotainment system includes a five-inch screen that provides trip data and diagnostics. An additional seven-inch touchscreen, with navigation and rear-facing backup camera, is optional. Also optional in the Volvo VNL series is Apple CarPlay, making it the second truck line to add Apple’s in-dash system... 
(Photo: Volvo's NVL series, truckers' cab) -- Gotherburg, Sweden - The Verge, by Andrew J. Hawkins - Jul 11, 2017

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