The company also brought in to India the concept of true-bus chassis with rear-mounted engine in 2001. The impact of a true-bus chassis is such that the coach or city bus built on such chassis is easy to drive, has better passenger carrying capacity, provides greater comfort to both the driver and passengers, delivers better performance, gives improved mileage, provides better ROI to operators, lower maintenance cost, among others.
These apart Volvo introduced several new concepts and technologies like the Volvo Electronically Controlled Suspension (ECS), Electronically Controlled Brakes (EBS), Volvo Engine Management System (EMS), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Kneeling Mechanisms in city buses, FUP/FIP safety systems in all coaches, and Bus Multiplexing. With the introduction of each of these technologies, Volvo raised the benchmark in terms of safety, performance & reliability.
The endeavour is to take this take the initiative and bring to customers and passengers in India concepts & technologies that would enhance the experience of bus travel – intercity or urban commute.