Volvo FH16 Chassis safety

Volvo FH16

The heavy weight champion of long distance haulage.

Gross Combination Weight:
18 - 120 tonnes. Up to 200 tonnes for special heavy haulage applications.

Engine:
D16G: 540, 600, 700, 750 hp

Cabs:
Sleeper cab, Globetrotter, Globetrotter XL

Chassis safety

Warns if the truck wanders off lane

Lane keeping support (LKS) option monitors the truck's
position on the road and reduces the risk of accidentally driving off the road. The main application area is in longhaul operations on motorways when the truck is driving at a steady speed in monotonous environments. The LKS video system comes to the driver's aid when he shows signs of distraction, tiredness or lack of concentration.

Warns of potential side collision

The Lane Changing Support (LCS) option - keeps an eye on the blind spot on the passenger side that the rear view mirrors cannot cover. When the driver operates the indicator to change lanes, the LCS system's radar unit first checks whether there is a vehicle in the blind spot. If there is, the driver is alerted via a light signal.

Alert when tired

Driver alert support (DAS) option monitors parameters such as steering wheel and pedal movements. A video camera on the inside of the windscreen reads off the road's centre and edge markings and an on-board computer compares the driver's steering wheel movements with the road markings. When the driver starts weaving with the steering wheel, DAS alerts the driver both via an acoustic signal and by flashing an indication in the driver information display. This option is only available with LKS.

Adaptive cruise control that maintains a steady distance

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) option is an active cruise control system that makes it easy to blend into the traffic rhythm and keep a constant safe distance behind the vehicle in front. The radar-based ACC maintains a constant distance between the vehicle in front through automatic operation of the accelerator and brakes. The radar sensor is entirely new and has improved detection capabilities.

Electronically controlled fast brakes

Volvo's electronically controlled disc brakes (EBS) are characterised by high braking effect combined with heat-resistant disc installation. Electronic control provides an extremely fast response and short braking distance. The EBS brake system is enhanced with the standard Medium package that includes the "Hill Hold" function and the optional High package that features an electronic stability program ESP.

Brake stabilisation forgives the driver

The Electronic Stability Program is included in EBS High for all disc braked tractors and is now available on 6×2 tag axle air suspended rigids. The system permits more uniform braking with the possibility of redistribution of braking forces between the axles and wheels when required in severe conditions, it also provides roll over protection.