At the construction site, in the quarry and on the road – the Volvo FMX offers a safe workplace for the driver and everybody around. Take a closer look at how we made it possible.
We know what's going on out there. We know what accidents look like. That's why we do so many extra tests that are not called for by legislation.
These trucks are built for visibility – but there’s always the risk of a blind spot. That’s where the new cornering camera comes in. It activates during turns and streams a side view into the display.
Helps you keep a safe distance to the vehicle in front. It also warns you of any threat and activates the emergency brake if you get too close.
This system tracks road markings with a camera. When it looks like you’re straying over them, it’ll ping you a signal.
These lights flash when the brakes are applied sharply. This in turn alerts the vehicles behind you, helping to avoid collisions.
This system monitors your driving behaviour. If it records anything erratic about it, you’ll receive an alert asking you to consider a break. And if you continue driving and get a second warning, your cruise control is turned off in order to alert you.
This feature activates a radar while you’re changing lane. This way, you’re kept informed of any obstacles in your blind spots.
The Electronic Stability Control uses engine power and individual wheel brakes to reduce the risk of skidding and rollover.
I-Shift makes driving safer by timing each gear change perfectly. There’s no heavy clutch, and no stick to wrestle with. The simplicity of the system reduces driver fatigue and ups focus, helping you to concentrate on the road and the traffic around you.
Having full control over the vehicle when manoeuvring in narrow passages or reversing is key to operate safely. The I-Shift with crawler gears allows really low speeds with full torque and control over power delivery.
Effortless steering and rock solid stability in every situation. Less strain on the shoulders makes driving less fatigue. And if one of the steering tyres is punctured, the driver can still easily keep control over the vehicle.
Swedish cab strength test. Barrier test. Roll-over test. Sled- test. Head impact test. The Volvo FM has passed them all. And the tests are thorough – with the interior fittings in place and full storage compartments. We know that this is among the safest trucks on the market.
Features like Automatic Traction Control, Tandem Axle Lift and air suspended tridem improve productivity in tough conditions. But they also improve safety in urban traffic, since manoeuvring is made easier and the truck can corner tighter.
A trained driver works efficiently without compromising on safety. Volvo Trucks driver training programmes give drivers the tools to do just that.
Switch to night mode and all lights on the dashboard, apart from the speedometer, dim to nothing. No distractions: just focus on the road ahead. Or backwards when connecting a trailer in darkness.
For a construction truck, the Volvo FMX offers a driving position close to the ground. Excellent close-up contact with the area around the truck means safer work.
Alcohol doesn’t belong in traffic. The alcolock can be factory fitted and it’s a clear message to drivers and transport customers how seriously you take road safety.
Around half of all fatalities in trucks could be avoided through use of a seatbelt – a fact worth remembering next time you hit the road.
Absorbs some of the force in a collision by recoiling it backwards under the truck. Now made from lighter and stronger materials, and effective at even higher speeds.
We’ve integrated the front position lights and daytime running lights. As a result, the unit provides intelligent illumination from a compact package. The truck is always visible to other road users.
An array of smart features is designed to give the driver real 360-degree visibility. But the windows and mirrors also give brilliant coverage.
Under-run protection systems in the rear and on the sides, prevent smaller vehicles from becoming wedged under the truck in the event of a collision.
Your truck will help you. Get a brief overview of Volvo Trucks’ active safety systems in use.
Our Traffic & Product Safety Director unravels the secrets of our active safety systems and how they work.