Look Mum, no hands! – Volvo launches new You Tube video

 Volvo Trucks’  has launched its latest You Tube video ”Look who’s driving”  using a four-year-old girl called Sophie who drives the truck using a radio control module in the process exposing a Volvo FMX to a tough series of  challenges, in fact the toughest yet  in the  Volvo Live Test video series. The video is a follow-up to previous global successes in the series, including The Epic Split and The Hamster Stunt.

Volvo Trucks’ newest Live Test, “Look who’s driving”, sees the truck given several new functions  and the objective of the test is to show how much it can tolerate and how easily it copes in the most demanding environments.

“To show what the truck can do, we wanted to give it a real challenge. What test driver is more reckless than an unpredictable four-year-old?” said Richard Fritz, vice president of  Volvo Trucks.

Sophie steers the truck on a construction site and the truck takes unpredicted ways including climbing a steep, soft slope before rolling all the way down in a full 360-degree roll.

“The test demonstrates beyond question the ability of the truck to cope with the most extreme environments. To help it do so, it has functions such as the new Automatic Traction Control keeping it going even on severely sloping and soft surfaces. They also demonstrate its total strength with an unbeatable cabin design with sturdy front corners and a reinforced sub-frame” says Gunnar Eliasson, launch manager at Volvo Trucks.

The video highlights such  functions as:

–Automatic Traction Control–automatic all-wheel drive, activated when needed.The result is better traction, less wear and tear and lower fuel consumption.

–Sturdy Front Corner–bumpers made of 3mm thick high grade steel as an extension of the chassis.

–Skid Plate–protects the truck from loose objects ,e.g. when driving on gravel or stony areas. The 3mm thick steel Skid Plate is built to with stand at least 5 tonnes of pressure.

–Volvo FMX has a ground clearance of 30cm, meaning that vital parts such as the suspension

and brake discs aren’t at risk of damage when running on rough ground.

The video is the latest in the Volvo Trucks Live Test series,with previous global successes including The Epic Split and The Hamster Stunt.

You can see how the truck copes in the test “Look who’s driving”on Volvo Trucks’ YouTube channel.www.youtube.com/VolvoTrucks or her on  our site at www.truckandbus.net.au/truckandbustv