From day one, Volvo Dynamic Steering has provided perfect stability at high speeds, total control at low speeds and reduced the strain on your muscles. Now, it also helps you avoid skidding and unintentional lane changes, lets you set the steering wheel preferences and even offers remote steering control.
Our patented technology combines conventional hydraulic power steering with an electric motor that's fitted to the steering gear. Processing input from multiple sensors, the ECU (Electrical Control Unit) works out where the truck’s going and the driver's intention. The motor is controlled 2,000 times every second, and uses a principle called 'torque overlay' to correct unintentional steering movements and to provide extra steering torque when needed.Volvo Dynamic Steering is now available for all axle configurations – including those with dual front axles.
At high speeds, Volvo Dynamic Steering keeps you stable and dead on course. And during slow and careful manoeuvring, it provides the steering force for you, no matter the load. We’re perfectly serious when we say, you can steer the new Volvo FH with one finger.
We’ve taken the strain out of reversing a fully loaded truck. Volvo Dynamic Steering gives you perfect precision, near effortless steering and returns the wheel to neutral automatically. And with improved course stability you can reverse more than a 100 metres 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 Personal Settings puts you in charge. It’s you who set the steering wheel resistance that fits the driving conditions and your preferences. You either choose a predefined setting or fully customize one. The result — it helps you to get exactly the driving experience you want.
Volvo Dynamic Steering with Stability Assist minimizes the risk of skidding accidents. Should the system detect a skid, it immediately adds a light steering wheel assistance. This helps you steer in the opposite direction and stabilize the vehicle — even before you know something is about to happen.
Volvo Dynamic Steering with Lane Keeping Assist minimizes the risk of roll-over accidents and collisions with other vehicles. Should your truck unintentionally approach the lane markings, you are helped back in the intended direction via a gentle steering support. It’s hardly noticeable, but takes safety to a new level.
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 are combined with work outside the cab. Your productivity improves, not to mention how your working day becomes a lot more comfortable.