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FAQ: Answering your questions about Volvo Active Driver Assist 2.0

What are the basics of the system? What are its features? How does it all work? We address those questions and more here.

NACFE Run on Less averages 8.3 MPG in regional applications

The trucks and drivers in Run on Less Regional, a freight efficiency demonstration conducted by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE), hit an average 8.3 miles per gallon (28 L/100km) for the three-week event, an improvement over the national average of 6.0 MPG, NACFE reported. Click here to read all of our NACV

Volvo Trucks President gives a Mexican market update

During Expo Transporte held in Puebla, Mexico, Volvo Trucks North America President Peter Voorhoeve provided a Mexican market update. Additionally, Mark Curri, Volvo Trucks North America senior vice president of uptime and customer support, made several technology announcements that bring telematics and remote diagnostics capabilities to Mexico.

Volvo Dynamic Steering introduced in North America

Volvo Dynamic Steering (VDS) is an ultra-responsive steering system designed to lessen steering force up to 85%, Volvo says. VDS will be available as an option in the Volvo VNL and VNR models in early 2020.

Volvo Trucks debuts new dynamic maintenance service

Volvo Trucks has introduced dynamic maintenance, a connected vehicle maintenance service which the company says seeks to improve fleet operations efficiency through maintenance planning. The service is designed in partnership with Noregon Systems.

Volvo Group opens DEX Heavy Duty Parts facility in Oklahoma City

The facility joins DEX’s current facility in Advance, North Carolina to better serve owners of second- and third-generation trucks with recycled and renovated parts.

Volvo Trucks introduces enhanced turbo compound engine in VNL models

Volvo Trucks North America is introducing the next generation of its Turbo Compound technology, which the company says provides up to an additional 3% improvement in fuel efficiency over the current 13-liter Turbo Compound engine, the D13TC.

Where are we with FA-4 engine oil?

How are FA-4 oils doing in real-world applications? What kind of durability have they shown? Will FA-4 be available in more engines anytime soon? Let’s get to the answers.

Volvo Trucks’ Active Driver Assist 2.0 system available in VNR, VNL and VNX models

Volvo Active Driver Assist (VADA) 2.0, a comprehensive collision mitigation system, will be made standard in the new Volvo VNR and VNL models, and available on VNX models, later this year.

Volvo partners with Nvidia to develop AI for autonomous trucks

The Volvo Group has signed an agreement with Nvidia to jointly develop the decision-making system of autonomous commercial vehicles and machines.

Volvo Trucks integrates autonomous transport system into logistics company

The purpose of the collaboration is to implement Vera in a real application, enabling a connected system for a continuous flow of goods, from a DFDS’ logistics centre to an APM Terminals port facility in Gothenburg, for distribution across the world, Volvo says.

Volvo facilities report improved energy performance

Volvo Group North America improved its energy performance at 14 of its U.S. facilities by 17.5% since Volvo re-pledged the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge in 2014 to reduce energy consumption by 25% in 10 years, the company says.