01 Jan 2008
Volvo’s stability system, ESP (Electronic Stability Program), has been found to play a decisive role in many driving situations where the driver would otherwise have risked losing control of the vehicle. Until now, the system has only been available for tractors. Now Volvo is the first truck manufacturer in the world to launch ESP for 6x2 trucks with trailers. By braking the trailer’s wheels in certain situations, ESP helps stabilise the whole truck and trailer combination and prevent overturning or jack-knife accidents. ESP will also be available for tractors with multiple trailers. This means it will also be compatible with combinations in the European Modular System.
The new ESP system is especially advantageous for hazardous goods transports, a segment with high safety regulations.
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