The new FM truck also comes with camera systems and electronic safety systems
Volvo Trucks has launched the next-generation Volvo FM. “Spacious and with exceptional visibility, the new Volvo FM heavy duty truck is designed to be the ultimate workplace on wheels in all segments,” said Roger Alm, President of Volvo Trucks.
“Drivers are one of the most important assets in the transport industry,” he continued. “With the new Volvo FM we are introducing a versatile working tool that is also a haven of comfort, allowing our customers to attract and retain the best drivers that will keep their operations moving successfully.”
“The new Volvo FM is the versatile work horse of our range – agile and fit to serve its purpose of being spacious, safe and comfortable for drivers,” says Carina Byström, Chief Designer Interior for Volvo Trucks. “We’ve also achieved a very good visibility using a lowered door line, new rear view mirrors and a passenger corner camera.”
To achieve this, the new cab has raised A-pillars that give it up to one extra cubic metre of space and more light.
It also comes with smart technology that underpins Volvo’s focus on creating the ultimate mobile office for drivers. The interior is highlighted by a new dashboard offering more storage space, new colours and a modern dynamic display.
The cluster includes a 12-inch high-resolution instrument display with a user-friendly interface where the driver can easily see important information and select between four different screen views, depending on the driving situation. The instrument display, which comes ready for future updates and connected services, is designed to simplify the driver’s interactions and minimise distractions when accessing critical information.
The new Volvo FM has a nine-inch side display for infotainment, navigation support, transport information and camera monitoring. The display allows interaction in various ways: with the intuitively positioned buttons on the steering wheel, through voice control, or directly via the touchscreen and display control panel.
In addition to the improved visibility for drivers, other safety advances on the new Volvo FM include descent control, which sets a maximum speed to help prevent unwanted acceleration when travelling downhill, and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) that now works at all speeds down to zero km/h.
The Electronically controlled Brake System (EBS), which is a prerequisite for safety features such as Collision Warning with Emergency Brake and Electronic Stability Control, now comes as standard on the new truck. Volvo Dynamic Steering, with the safety systems Lane Keeping Assist and Stability Assist, is also available as an option.
The Volvo FM also features a road sign recognition system displayed in the instrument display to alert the driver. The system is able to detect signs such as overtaking restrictions, road type and speed limits. The optional passenger corner camera gives a complementary view of the side of the truck on the side display.
For more information: www.volvotrucks.com