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STEERING MADE EASY
Dynamic Steering offers a safer, more comfortable experience for the driver. It adds torque to reduce steering strain at low speed, both in forward and reverse. VDS also makes adjustments to improve stability at road speeds when encountering crosswinds, highway crowning, soft shoulders, or emergency situations like tire failure.
VOLVO DYNAMIC STEERING IMPROVES SAFETY AND COMFORT
The system features a powerful electric motor mounted above the hydraulic steering gear to provide additional torque when necessary. It receives input 2,000 times per second from sensors throughout the truck monitoring yaw rate, steering angle, wheel speed and the driver's own actions. Optimal steering input is constantly calculated based on the conditions.
The VDS system dampens vibrations from rough roads and virtually eliminates the steering corrections needed in crosswinds. Minute directional adjustments keeps the driver on a straight course. Over a full day's drive this means significantly less strain on the driver's arms, shoulders and neck.
Volvo Dynamic Steering gives you perfect precision, near effortless steering and returns the wheel to neutral automatically. The steering wheel will return to center when released, saving driving effort and bringing the vehicle into a straight line quickly and easily.
In the event of a steer tire blowout, the vehicle will naturally pull to the side of the deflation. Dynamic Steering will make almost instantaneous adjustments to remove up to 80% of the torque a driver normally feels. This gives the driver precious time to react and bring the vehicle to a safe stop.
Volvo Dynamic Steering even balances the effect of strong side winds. So loosen your grip on the steering wheel – the truck will only change jdirection when you want it to.
Dynamic Steering provides advantages when turning at low speeds and reversing in tight spaces. Additional steering torque automatically feeds into the system to allow the driver to maneuver with a light touch. And with improved course stability you can reverse without drifting off course.
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