Volvo Buses receives award for unique stabilisation system

Volvo Buses secured first prize in the Safety category when the prestigious European Coach & Bus Week (ECW) competition ended recently at the Busworld Kortrijk trade fair. Volvo Buses received the coveted award for its unique Volvo Dynamic Steering stabilisation system which boosts driving safety and comfort. Now the system is being introduced on Volvo’s long-distance coaches in Europe.

Volvo Dynamic Steering (VDS) compensates automatically for irregularities in the road surface, eliminates vibration and unnecessary steering wheel movement, and makes driving far simpler and more comfortable.

“Volvo Dynamic Steering is an important innovation that makes the driver’s job both safer and far less physically demanding. That’s why it is particularly gratifying to accept this award,” says Peter Danielsson, Manager Vehicle Features and Safety at Volvo Buses.

At low speeds, Volvo Dynamic Steering lightens steering wheel input by about 75 percent, which helps a lot particularly when reversing. Steering is also easier since the system automatically returns to the straight-ahead position when the driver releases the wheel. At higher speeds, the coach maintains directional stability even if the road surface is bumpy.

Volvo Dynamic Steering (VDS) is now being introduced in Europe on the Volvo 9500, 9700 and 9900 and on chassis with 8-litre and 11-litre Euro 6 engines.

The new safety system is one of the main news from Volvo at the Busworld exhibition.

The press conference is held October 15 at 9.00 am at the Volvo stand.

 

Read more about the competition at http://kortrijk.busworld.org/exhibition/awards/ecw-awards/info