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Volvo Trucks commitment to safety helps drive the success of customers business by putting the well-being of drivers and their families first. Volvo Truck's attention to safety lowers insurance costs related to accidents and reduces cargo loss and downtime due to accidents

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 13, 2018:  Al-Futtaim Auto & Machinery Company (FAMCO) has announced the launch of the Volvo Trucks advanced safety features in the UAE. 

The launch event was attended by senior management from Volvo Trucks and FAMCO and was held at the FAMCO premises at Dubai Investment Park. 

The introduction of the Advanced Safety Features is in line with the UAE Government's vision 2021 to work towards providing a sustainable future and Volvo Trucks commitment to match customer needs.

“We are extremely pleased to launch Volvo Trucks safety features in the UAE,” said Vladimir Knezevic, Managing Director of FAMCO UAE. “The Safety Edition Volvo FH truck with safety features was built with one thing in mind: The driver. The truck contains numerous world's first innovations which will assist in safe driving, fast loading and fatigue reduction, thus increases productivity.” 

The Safety Edition Volvo FH truck comes with the following advanced safety features: 

Headway Support System
The headway support system reduces risk of accidents and collisions. The system alerts the driver at the risk of collision with the vehicle ahead. The warning consists of red LED lights reflected on the windscreen and an acoustic signal from the speakers. If risk of collision is imminent, the vehicle brakes will be applied automatically. The function is activated each time the vehicle is started and is available at speeds above 15 km/h. It can be switched off and on with a button in the dashboard. The system uses both the radar and a camera to collect information.

Lane Change Support
Blind spots, particularly on a truck's passenger side, can make lane changing difficult and dangerous. Volvo Trucks Lane Change Support is a radar system designed to aid drivers and prevent accidents. It is activated whenever the driver uses turn signals, and a warning alerts the driver, if an obstruction is detected on the truck's side.

Electronic Stability Program
Electronic Stability Program (ESP) is an important safety feature. The program reduces the risk of skidding and rolling over. The control unit continuously receives information from a variety of sensors on the trucks and makes a new evaluation of the driving situation several times per second. If the system detects that the truck is starting to lurch or behave abnormally, the ESP reduces engine torque or activates the brakes individually in order to reduce speed and straighten the vehicle.

Lane Keeping Support 
Staying focussed and within lane can be difficult during long-haul transportation, which is why Volvo Trucks has developed Lane Keeping Support. Operational at speeds over 60 km/h, the system monitors the truck's position on the road. When it detects the truck drifting or swaying outside of its lane, a warning alerts the driver so that they can resume control.

Driver Alert Support
An extension of Volvo's Lane Keeping Support, the Driver Alert Support monitors driver behaviour and steering wheel movements. If the truck begins to sway or drift, a warning system alerts the driver and suggests taking a break if the behaviour continues.

Tyre Pressure Monitoring 
The Tyre Pressure Monitoring System makes it possible for the driver to supervise the tyre pressure through the driver information display. A correct tyre pressure gives an optimal use of the tyre and leads to increased lifetime and decreased fuel consumption. From a safety point of view, a controlled tyre pressure results in detection of leakage and preventing blowouts. 

Volvo Dynamic Steering 
The Volvo Dynamic Steering is an active steering system, which reduces steering force up to 85%. It obtains a predetermined steering feel, independent of load and tires, and contributes to a more relaxed driving through improved directional stability.  

Airbag
The airbag is mounted in the steering wheel's centre module and will be released in case of a head-on collision with a heavy or solid object.  

Commenting on the Volvo Trucks advanced safety features, Jan-Erik Thoren, Managing Director of Volvo Trucks Middle East, said, “Our engineers are responsible for some of the world's most important safety innovations and we've continued on this tradition with the launch of this safety edition in the UAE.” 



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