Volvo Trucks showcases steering so light a hamster can turn it.
Volvo Trucks is on a video roll as of late. While we haven’t posted the others, this one is truly impressive.
Charlie, a hamster weighing in at a paltry 175 g, “steers” a Volvo FMX up a winding road out of a quarry. This was all meant to showcase Volvo Trucks’ new Volvo Dynamic Steering, which uses an electric motor to replace the driver’s raw might.
“At low speeds, a heavily laden vehicle is so easy to manoeuvre that it can be steered with just one finger. When driving on the highway, this dynamic steering system offers unbeatable directional stability,” explains Jan-Inge Svensson, the engineer behind the development of the system’s software at Volvo Trucks.