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Volvo reveals infotainment kit upgrades

Volvo reveals infotainment kit upgrades

Volvo Trucks has launched a new integrated infotainment system aimed at providing easier navigation, increased driver safety and more efficient fleet management. By combining the cab’s audio and entertainment unit with the navigation and fleet management systems, Volvo said it has created one easy-to-use, fully integrated system controlled via touch screen, voice command and buttons on the steering wheel.

“The new system allows drivers to really personalise their workspace,” said Anders Edenholm, chief project Manager at Volvo Trucks. “For example they can listen to their favourite local radio station no matter where they are, and they can have hands-free access to both their personal phone as well as work phone.”

The Swedish manufacturer said its new system allows for easier and more efficient assignment handling. The truck’s sat nav accepts a range of inputs for getting directions, including addresses, coordinates or by touching the onscreen map. Drivers can also access all Dynafleet OnBoard services including Driver Times Support, Driver Coaching and Messaging.

Volvo said drivers can use the system to track their driving performance and fuel consumption, plus identify areas where their performance could be Improved. “We’ve made it as easy as possible for drivers to navigate and complete their jobs," said John Comer, head of product management at Volvo Trucks UK & Ireland. “Because Dynafleet OnBoard and Navigation are integrated, drivers can receive messages with GPS coordinates and, in just with a few seconds, start navigating to their next job.”

Comer also stressed the safety benefits of the new system. “More time with hands on the steering wheel and eyes focused on the road means a safer and more productive driver,” he said. The upgraded infotainment kit is available when ordering a new FH, FM and FMX and can be specified with media only, Dynafleet messaging, navigation or a combination of the three.

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