UNVEILING OF VOLVO DYNAMIC STEERING FOR COACHES
When Volvo Buses participates in the Busworld exhibition in Kortrijk, Belgium, in October, the spotlight will fall on two major new products: The unique Volvo Dynamic Steering stabilisation system and the Volvo 7900 Electric – Volvo’s first series produced electric bus under its own brand.
Volvo Dynamic Steering (VDS) is currently being integrated into several of Volvo’s coach models. The system enables substantially better directional stability, comfort and safety and reduces the risk of drivers incurring occupational injuries. A feature of Volvo’s trucks since 2013, VDS is one of the manufacturer’s most significant and acclaimed innovations of recent years.
VDS automatically compensates for uneven road surfaces, eliminating vibration and steering kicks. When driving at low speeds, steering wheel inertia is reduced by around 75 per cent, which also makes reversing easier. The system also facilitates steering, with the wheel automatically returning to centre when the driver’s grip is loosened somewhat. At high speeds, the bus maintains consistent direction, even on poor road surfaces.