Since day one Volvo’s Volvo Dynamic Steering has provided perfect stability in high speeds and total control at low speeds. The latest version of the system brings with it some very useful features for your everyday driving. It’s now more customisable, and helps you maintain position on the road and can even step in when it detects a skid or slide is about to happen.
With Volvo Dynamic Steering the vibrations and kicks that feedback through the steering wheel while driving on uneven road surfaces are eliminated. Reversing and close-quarter manoeuvring is also made easier – steering wheel resistance is reduced by up to 70% at low speeds. In addition, the steering wheel automatically self-centres as soon as your grip on the wheel lightens.
At higher speeds, the truck confidently maintains its direction even on poor surfaces and in strong side-winds. The technology works with your truck’s hydraulic power steering, assisted by an electronically regulated electric motor that continuously adjusts steering inputs and provides added turning force if and when you need it.
With Volvo’s Volvo Dynamic Steering you can quickly choose your steering settings via an onboard menu and start your journey. You can also engage Lane Keeping Assist, depending on where you’ll be driving, at the touch of a button. Stability Assist is always working in the background.
This feature allows you to personalise the steering via the Dynamic Steering presets menu. You can choose between a range of pre-set modes or customise the steering setting completely via a Custom menu.
If your truck starts to skid even slightly then, Volvo Dynamic Steering with Stability Assist steps in and gives you a light steering assistance to help you counter steer and stabilise the vehicle. Sensors in various locations monitor the truck’s rotational speed.
When you drive above 55 km/h your truck’s lane keeping support system kicks in. The system monitors the vehicle’s position using a camera. When it detects that your risks driving outside the current lane, the steering is activated and helps you return to the intended direction. If additional assistance is needed, the driver is alerted via a gentle vibration in the steering wheel, instead of a warning sound.
Volvo Dynamic Steering keeps you stable and on course at high speed. And during slow and careful manoeuvring, it takes the steering force for you, no matter the load. In fact, in those circumstances you can steer the Volvo FM with one finger.
We’ve taken the strain out of reversing a fully loaded truck. Volvo Dynamic Steering gives you precision and near effortless steering that automatically returns the wheel to the neutral position. And with improved course stability you can reverse without drifting off course.
The course corrections you make after braking on an uneven surface? Gone. Kicks from potholes road ruts and markings? Almost undetectable. Volvo Dynamic Steering even balances the effect of strong side winds. So, loosen your grip on the steering wheel – the truck will only change direction when you want it to.
Volvo Dynamic Steering with External Steering lets you operate your truck via a remote control. This is ideal for where repeated short movements of the truck is combined with work outside the cab. Your productivity improves, not to mention how your working day becomes a lot more comfortable.