Volvo Trucks North America

Volvo Trucks North America introduced safety and performance features Auto Neutral and Paver Assist for its Volvo I-Shift, I-Shift for Severe Duty and I-Shift with Crawler Gears automated manual transmissions.

“Auto Neutral and Paver Assist mark the latest Volvo VHD updates centered on the capabilities of the Volvo I-Shift,” said Allison Athey, Volvo Trucks product marketing manager for transmissions. “The intelligence of the I-Shift gives us a great platform for customizing application-specific solutions that make a big difference for operators across a range of applications.”

Auto Neutral can help improve job site safety in many applications, including cement mixers, where remote throttle often is used, Greensboro, North Carolina-based VTNA said.

The Auto Neutral feature helps reduce the possibility of the truck moving as a result of inadvertent throttle application by placing the I-Shift transmission into neutral when the parking brake is set, said VTNA, a unit of Sweden-based Volvo Group.

Paver Assist for the I-Shift on Volvo VHD model dump trucks helps eliminate bumps and disturbances in the pavement-laying process that traditionally occur while shifting from neutral to drive, according to VTNA.

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