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Volvo Trucks – Automatic Traction Control - for improved driveability and economy

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Edited Package: Volvo Trucks' new feature Automatic Traction Control activates the drive on the front axle automatically while driving. This means improved manoeuvrability, lower fuel consumption and less wear and tear on the truck.
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Script Volvo Trucks Automatic Traction Control Master VO 1: Volvo Trucks is now introducing a new feature for trucks driving in tough conditions: All wheel drive with automatic traction control for Volvo FMX. The automatic traction control means that the driven front axle is only used when needed – which improves both fuel efficiency and driveability. It is a well-proven feature in Volvo Construction Equipment, but Volvo is the first manufacturer to also introduce this solution in construction trucks. Sync 1 : Jonas Odermalm, Construction segment manager Volvo Trucks – Volvo's Automatic Traction Control engages and disengages the front wheel drive automatically at the right time when driving on slippery surfaces. The system is very fast; it takes half a second to engage the dog clutch. And this is to secure maximum traction and mobility at all times. VO 2: Today, most drivers activate the front wheel drive or diff lock before the terrain becomes difficult, in order to avoid a standstill. With Automatic Traction Control, the driver can benefit from better manoeuvrability, right up until the road conditions get worse. When the sensors on one of the rear wheels detects that it's starting to lose traction, the all wheel drive is instantly engaged. A dog clutch then transfers the power to the driven front axle and the truck can continue without dropping either torque or speed. The driven front axle then remains activated until the driver releases the gas pedal. Sync 2: Jonas Odermalm - Construction segment manager – What really strikes you with Automatic Traction Control is how little the front wheel drive is engaged. It's only needed a fraction of the time even when driving in the most difficult conditions such (as) on soft sand. And this makes the benefits of the increased fuel efficiency and less wear really obvious. Script Volvo Trucks Automatic Traction Control Master VO 1: Volvo Trucks is now introducing a new feature for trucks driving in tough conditions: All wheel drive with automatic traction control for Volvo FMX. The automatic traction control means that the driven front axle is only used when needed – which improves both fuel efficiency and driveability. It is a well-proven feature in Volvo Construction Equipment, but Volvo is the first manufacturer to also introduce this solution in construction trucks. Sync 1 : Jonas Odermalm, Construction segment manager Volvo Trucks – Volvo's Automatic Traction Control engages and disengages the front wheel drive automatically at the right time when driving on slippery surfaces. The system is very fast; it takes half a second to engage the dog clutch. And this is to secure maximum traction and mobility at all times. VO 2: Today, most drivers activate the front wheel drive or diff lock before the terrain becomes difficult, in order to avoid a standstill. With Automatic Traction Control, the driver can benefit from better manoeuvrability, right up until the road conditions get worse. When the sensors on one of the rear wheels detects that it's starting to lose traction, the all wheel drive is instantly engaged. A dog clutch then transfers the power to the driven front axle and the truck can continue without dropping either torque or speed. The driven front axle then remains activated until the driver releases the gas pedal. Sync 2: Jonas Odermalm - Construction segment manager – What really strikes you with Automatic Traction Control is how little the front wheel drive is engaged. It's only needed a fraction of the time even when driving in the most difficult conditions such (as) on soft sand. And this makes the benefits of the increased fuel efficiency and less wear really obvious.
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