Entering the IT era

The 1990s was a decade devoted to environmental considerations, producing more efficient vehicle combinations and, at the end of the decade, seeing the integration of IT solutions such as Volvo Dynafleet 2.0, which provides haulage companies and drivers with tools that increase the efficiency and safety of each journey.

For Volvo, it also seemed natural to base our design work on a successor to the F10/F12/F16 range, as it was obvious that we needed to start planning for a completely new generation of engines to succeed the 12-litre engine.  The development of a radical new engine, the "D12", began. For the first time in Europe, a heavy-duty diesel engine featured principles previously found mainly in advanced sports car engines, including an overhead camshaft and four valves per cylinder.