It’s in our DNA
To improve visibility and reduce maintenance, Volvo employs LED bulbs for all exterior and interior lighting. All models feature LED high/low beam headlights, as well as LED turn, marker, and parking lamps. The premium headlamp also features a “signature” LED daytime running light.
Volvo is safety
It’s a matter of life.
Volvo Enhanced Stability Technology (VEST)
By continually monitoring operating parameters, VEST detects imminent loss of control, jackknife, or rollover events. The system automatically reduces engine torque and selectively applies braking to help keep the truck on course.
Volvo I-Shift transmission
I-Shift takes away the physical and mental demands of changing gears, which reduces driver fatigue and provides more time for the driver to give full attention to surrounding traffic.
Adaptive Loading features a basic traction mode that stabilizes your trailer during loading and unloading, and an enhanced traction mode that automatically provides unmatched traction on steep grades or in hazardous conditions.
Volvo Active Driver Assist.
Volvo Active Driver Assist is in constant operation while the vehicle is in motion, providing stationary object detection with stationary vehicle braking, which sends audible and visual warnings if a metallic object is detected in front of the truck. Braking assist will be applied—at speeds greater than 15 mph—when the system recognizes the stationary object as a vehicle, independent of whether cruise control is engaged. The driver will receive a warning up to 3.5 seconds before an imminent impact with the vehicle, and, if no action is taken by the driver, Volvo Active Driver Assist will automatically engage the brakes.
Lane departure warning
This safety system uses a windshield-mounted camera to track road markings. If the truck begins to drift, audio and visual alerts warn the driver to get back into the correct lane.
A windshield-mounted, wide-angle camera is available. Relevant driver and vehicle performance data is collected by the camera when a trigger event occurs—such as excessive braking, lane changes without a turn signal, excessive curve speed, and extended loss of tracking. Video is captured for later download.
Forward Collision Warning
Volvo now offers enhanced forward collision warning. A red light appears in the windshield to alert the driver if the vehicle sensors detect slower or stationary objects ahead and can automatically apply emergency braking if needed to assist the the driver.
Leading-edge safety. Protecting your most important asset.
Volvo stays on the cutting edge of safety technology, ensuring that our trucks remain the safest on the road. Built to exceed the demanding Swedish Cab Safety Test, our High-Strength Steel (HSS) cabs have the industry’s highest strength-to-weight ratio, protecting the driver by absorbing as much crash energy as possible.
Industry-leading. Just in case.
Volvo is the only Class 8 manufacturer to make a driver’s side airbag standard equipment in every truck. For added rollover protection, Volvo offers the Rolltek® seat, combining seat belt pre-tensioners, automatic seat lowering to increase survival space, and an integral side airbag that deploys for head and neck protection.