Volvo FM safety systems

Driver support systems.
Keeping an extra eye on the road.

Volvo FM can be equipped with several cutting-edge safety systems, effectively reducing the risk of an accident:

  • Stretch Brake
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Changing Support
  • Emergency brake light
  • Electronic Stability Program

Stretch Brake.

In certain situations, such as turning or driving downhill on a slippery road, the trailer risks catching up with the truck, creating a hazardous jack-knife effect. The Stretch Brake is a new Volvo feature, designed to stop this from happening. By pulse braking the trailer, the vehicle combination is stretched, and the danger reduced. The system can be automatically activated in risky situations, at speeds up to 50 km/h.

Adaptive Cruise Control with Forward Collision Warning.

Follow the traffic rhythm without effort. The radar-based Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) keeps a safe distance to the vehicle in front by controlling the accelerator and all available brakes. If there’s a risk of collision, warning lights are projected on the windscreen.

Lane Changing Support.

The blind-spot area on the passenger side can easily hide other road users. Lane Changing Support is equipped with a radar that checks this area when you activate the turn signal. If the area’s not clear, you are notified by a sound and a flashing icon by the mirror.

Emergency brake light.

If you slam on the brakes, the brake lights flash rapidly to alert the vehicles behind you. An easy way of avoiding rear-end collisions, which can lead to major pile-ups and cause fatal injuries.

Electronic Stability Program.

Volvo’s Electronic Stability Program (ESP) efficiently reduces the risk of skidding and rollovers. In risky situations it instantly steps in, reducing engine power and braking the truck and trailer. Each wheel of the truck is braked individually. ESP is now available for most truck specifications, both tractors and rigids.