|[April 04, 2013]
Volvo Technology Award for Fuel-Saving "Autopilot" for Trucks
GÖTEBORG, Sweden --(Business Wire)--
Volvo (STO:VOLVA) (STO:VOLVB):
The I-See system reduces fuel consumption for long-distance transport by
up to 5%. Four individuals responsible for developing the solution are
set to receive the Volvo Technology Award for 2013. The prize will be
presented on April 4 by Olof Persson, President and CEO, in conjunction
with AB Volvo's Annual General Meeting.
"I-See helps our customers reduce their fuel costs, while reducing the
impact on the environment. The development of I-See has resulted in
seven patents and is an example of really top-class engineering work,"
says Olof Persson.
I-See could be compared with an autopilot that handles gear-changes,
throttle and brakes on gradients in the most fuel-efficient manner
The first time a truck equipped with I-See drives on a hilly road, the
topography information is stored in the truck for the next trip, and a
wireless dispatch is also conveyed to a central server. When another
truck equipped with I-See is about to drive the same stretch, the system
will automatically obtain the information from the server and ensure
that the hills are negotiated in the best possible manner the first time.
"I-See utilizes the vehicle's kinetic energy to accelerate at the right
time prior to the ascent to reduce the number of downshifts, while
disengaging the vehicle just before reachingthe brow of the hill and
utilizes the energy perfectly for braking down the next hill," explains
Anders Eriksson, who headed the development group.
Other winners are Johan Bjernetun, Henrik Andersson and Johan Axelsson.
April 4, 2013
For more information about I-See, see previous press releases: http://www.volvotrucks.com/trucks/sweden-market/sv-se/newsmedia/pressreleases/Pages/pressreleases.aspx pubId=14948
Journalists who would like further information, please contact Kina
Wileke +46 (0)31- 323 72 29 or +46 (0)765-53 72 29
For more stories from the Volvo Group, please visit http://www.volvogroup.com/globalnews.
The Volvo Group is one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks,
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Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The
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facilities in 19 countries and sells its products in more than 190
markets. In 2012 the Volvo Group's sales amounted to about SEK 304
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