I-Shift is Volvo Trucks’ range of automated gearboxes that are designed to make driving easier, safer and more comfortable. Every gear change is perfectly timed – automatically – and the latest generation offers faster and smoother shifts than ever. A range of software packages lets you tailor the I-Shift for your needs. There are features available for the I-Shift that enable one pedal driving in certain situations. And depending on the truck model, there are versions of the I-Shift that open up new possibilities, like the I-Shift with crawler gears and the I-Shift Dual Clutch.
The I-Shift is based on a ”classic” unsynchronised manual gearbox – hence its compact design and high efficiency. The magic happens in the electronic control unit, which manages the clutch and shifts. By constantly evaluating information about speed, weight, road grade and torque demand, it applies extreme precision to every shift. The system also communicates with the engine, allowing it to adjust the revs and brakes for best performance.
If you drive in tough terrain at low speeds and need precise control over both engine torque and braking power, the Terrain Brake is a useful option. It gives your truck one pedal drive functionality by letting you control both the engine throttle and the wheel brakes using only the accelerator. It helps you stop and position your truck with a wheel on top of a rock or another obstacle without slipping off. The Terrain Brake is available for Volvo FH16 and Volvo FMX, and it’s active up to 4 km/h.
When manoeuvring and shifting between forward and reverse frequently, the Change Direction feature for I-Shift will become your best friend. It lets you drive forward, shift to reverse, and control the braking power with the accelerator without using the brake pedal. Of course, it works the other way around too when shifting from reverse to forward driving. This feature is active in speeds up to 20 km/h.
I-Shift offers an advanced traction system that improves traction and startability performance on road as well as off road. This is made possible by quickly adjusting the engine torque to reduce wheel spin. The system works for both differential locked rear axles as non-differential locked rear axles.