FM and FMX models being upgraded with innovations for safe, productive and efficient trucking
VOLVO FM and FMX trucks are being upgraded with new technologies and the latest in camera monitoring for even better efficiency, safety, and productivity. The updates are the latest in Volvo Trucks’ continuous engineering efforts to optimize their vehicles. Regardless of which powertrain the customer chooses – electric, gas, or diesel – all variants of Volvo’s heavy-duty trucks will benefit from a high level of efficiency, safety and driving experience.
‘The heavy-duty Volvo trucks are icons in the industry and with the latest upgrades I am confident that we will further strengthen our position in this segment,’ said Roger Alm, president of Volvo Trucks. ‘Our skilled engineers have done a tremendous job in fine-tuning our heavy-duty trucks for reduced CO2 emissions, improved safety, and even better productivity and customer satisfaction.’
The heavy-duty range exterior is also getting a mild refresh with a bold Volvo Iron Mark – the biggest ever on a Volvo Truck in modern times. The upgraded Volvo models will go into production during the first half of 2024 and reach dealerships in mid-2024.
An advanced new Camera Monitoring System contributes to both better aerodynamics and improved safety. This new solution, which replaces traditional exterior mirrors, gives the driver a wider visual field, improving safety for both the driver and surrounding road users. The camera system has a positive impact on the driver’s visibility in rainy and dark conditions, as well as in direct sunlight and when driving in tunnels. When pulling a trailer, the camera system also has an auto-panning function that zooms in on the turning trailer.
Other updates include:
Volvo’s I-See technology has been refined to save energy and carbon emissions, using a cloud-based topographic map to optimize driving and allowing more driving time in cruise control mode that can both save energy and give more relaxed driving experience
Updated brakes with Volvo patented drag-free brake discs, pads, and hubs, improving the braking capacity and reducing energy consumption and emissions
Upgraded user-friendly infotainment system that can be personalized depending on individual needs
Improved sound system, available with six premium high-quality speakers, a new power amplifier and a subwoofer, adding massive power to the sound experience
A new built-in navigation system will be offered with improved maps adapted to truck-specific needs, with automatic map updates enabling efficient delivery of goods
Interior updates also include an integrated microwave oven and USB-C power outlets
Volvo Trucks’ My Business Apps offering has been introduced to more markets. This is a subscription-based service that allows customers to download business-related apps from different providers, and use them in the trucks’ side display, bringing real benefits to the uptime and everyday use of the truck
The new Tyre Monitoring Service gives fleet operators a complete view of the truck and trailer, reducing the risk of costs and disturbances related to tyre issues.