I-Shift gearbox

I-Shift. Forget the gearbox. Just drive.

I-Shift gearstick

Eases your mind. And lets your left foot rest.

Driving I-Shift is a real pleasure. Without the clutch pedal, you can safely sit back and concentrate on the other two. I-Shift uses its built-in intelligence to quickly and automatically choose the right gear at all times. And the software provides shifting skills that are impossible for even the best of drivers to match. Still, if you want to get more involved, you can. The buttons on the shift selector allows you to step in and shift gear manually.

I-Shift dash-mounted gear control

An unexpected option. I-Shift without gearstick.

Volvo FH offers you the option of getting rid of the shift selector altogether and have it replaced with four switches on the dashboard. Freeing that precious space makes it a little easier to move around in the cab.

Save fuel with I-Shift

Let I-Shift save you fuel. The money will roll right in.

I-Shift is designed to save fuel. First of all, the internal energy losses are low – actually lower than on manual gearboxes. But it’s the electronics that really make the difference. When driving in Economy mode, every gearchange is timed precisely, to let the engine work at its most efficient rpm range.

And then there’s I-Roll. It’s a unique feature used when driving downhill, automatically disengaging the engine to make use of the truck’s momentum instead of fuel. The result? Up to 2% lower fuel consumption.

I-See for I-Shift

I-See. No more unfamiliar roads.

I-See literally takes the intelligence of I-Shift one step further. It’s a groundbreaking software feature that takes advantage of the integrated GPS to memorise the roads and store them in a central database, free for other trucks to use. By using this information, I-Shift can not only choose the best gear at the time, but also prepare for the upcoming topography. It’s like having an experienced co-pilot, who knows every bit of the road by rote. I-See saves up to an additional 5% fuel (when I-Cruise is engaged the whole time).

Learn more about I-See.

I-Shift for severe duty applications

The reinforced I-Shift. For severe duty applications.

If you drive in extremely tough conditions, you will appreciate the reinforced I-Shift. It has been designed exclusively for environments where you frequently climb or descend gradients of above 10%, or drive in extremely rough terrain. Quite simply, there are fewer reasons than ever to settle for a manual gearbox. The reinforced gearbox comes as standard on the Volvo FH16.

How I-Shift works

How it works.

It may seem strange. Beneath the surface of I-Shift, the hallmark of modern transmissions, hides an old-school unsynchronised manual gearbox. (Hence the compact design and low internal losses.) But of course there’s much more to I-Shift than that. The secret lies in the intelligent electronic control unit. It’s responsible for controlling the pneumatic system that handles the clutch and shifts. By constantly receiving information about vehicle speed, acceleration, weight, road grade, torque demand and more, it can carry out every shift with extreme precision. It also communicates closely with the engine, which in turn adjusts revs and engine brake effect for fast and comfortable shifting.

I-Shift range

Type Top gear Engine torque (Nm) GCW approval (tonnes)
AT2412E Direct 2400 44
AT2612E Direct 2600 60
ATO2612E Overdrive 2600 60
AT2812E Direct 2800 44/52
ATO3112E Overdrive 3150 60
ATO3512E Overdrive 3550 60

How would you like your I-Shift?

The software makes it possible to tailor I-Shift to your driving conditions.

I-Shift software – Distribution & Construction

Distribution & Construction
Tailors the gearbox’s work for distribution and construction operations. Features include functions that aid the driver when starting and in close-quarter manoeuvring.
I-Shift software – Long Haul & Fuel Economy

Long Haul & Fuel economy
Contains intelligent functions that minimise fuel consumption. This makes the program package particularly suitable for long-haul operations.

I-Shift software – Long Haul & Fuel Economy with I-See

Long Haul & Fuel Economy with I-See
Adds I-See, including I-Cruise, to the Long Haul & Fuel Economy package, for even larger fuel savings.
I-Shift software – Heavy Duty Transport

Heavy Duty Transport
Optimises I-Shift for heavy gross combination weights (>85 tonnes).
Heavy Duty Transport with I-See

Heavy Duty Transport with I-See.
Adds I-See, including I-Cruise, to the Heavy
Duty Transport package, for even larger fuel

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