Volvo releases steering stunt video

‘The Hamster Stunt’ is a video published on YouTube by Volvo Trucks with the aim of demonstrating how easy it is to steer a Volvo FMX equipped with Volvo Dynamic Steering by letting a hamster guide the truck up the side of a Spanish quarry.

With Volvo Dynamic Steering, an electric motor replaces the driver's muscle power, making it possible for the 175 gram hamster to steer the truck.

 

 

“At low speeds, a heavily laden vehicle is so easy to manoeuvre that it can be steered with just one finger,” said Jan-Inge Svensson, the engineer behind the development of the system's software at Volvo Trucks. “When driving on the highway, this dynamic steering system offers unbeatable directional stability,”

Claes Nilsson, President Volvo Trucks added: “The Hamster Stunt is one of many spectacular tests involving Volvo Trucks' new models. Our films reveal the technical innovations of our new truck models in a unique way. More films of spectacular tests are due out soon.”

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