Volvo Trucks – A cab designed for the driver (new Volvo FH)

Volvo Trucks – A cab designed for the driver (new Volvo FH)


The cab of the new FH series
has a completely new design. It’s larger, stronger
and more comfortable. I would like to describe
the new Volvo FH cab as a completely new standard
in the truck industry. It’s built around the driver,
while they’re driving, and also when resting
and living in the truck. It’s outstanding. One of the key factors
when developing the new cab has been to improve
the driver’s ergonomic workplace. The result is a more comfortable seat,
which can be taken back an extra 4 cm. A neck-tilt function has also
been added to the steering wheel, which further enables the driver
to find a relaxing position. By making the A-pillars more upright
and lowering the engine tunnel, Volvo Trucks has also been able
to create a lot more room. The new FH cab is almost 1 cubic metre
larger than the current FH. That means that even I, who’s almost
2 m tall, can stand straight in this cab. That is good news for all tall drivers. The bigger cab also means that the
survival area for the driver is bigger. Other safety improvements
include an escape hatch, which can be used
if the cab doors are blocked. The hatch also works as a sunroof,
allowing more light in the cab. The instrument panel
has a completely new design, which improves both ergonomics
and safety for the driver, since buttons and controls
are now always close to their fingertips. The idea behind the design
of the new dashboard is, of course, that everything should be within easy
access for the driver while driving, so they don’t need to take
their eyes off the road. Naturally, the colours and the materials
in the cab have been carefully chosen to harmonise with
the overall sense of Volvo quality. Quality is one of Volvo’s core values,
and we never compromise with that one. It’s reflected in this new Volvo FH cab, both when it comes to design
and functionality. I think that drivers will love it
in the future.

99 thoughts on “Volvo Trucks – A cab designed for the driver (new Volvo FH)

  1. VOLVO WHY DON,T YOU BUILT BIG CAB LIKE,,AMERICANS,,, In EUROPE drivers are living in the CAB all them working days. WHAT,,IS WRONG PEOPLE FROM VOLVO,,, you do not understand, drivers spent many days in the cabin,living and driving,cooking and sleeping,Making love and getting a drink for relaxeishen.. Best regards fr. Vic.

  2. Because its for people who just do short deliveries. And also the roads in Europe are narrow and there is not much room for massive Mack's or Peterbuilt's.

  3. volvo trucks have you though about designing a north america class of the fh series built on a heavier north american chassies and frames. have been seeing more and more volvo trucks being in in the city that i live in which is ottawa canada. volvo have you thought about building a manufacturing plant in ottawa canada to build volvo trucks and buses along with teh volvo owned nova buses.

  4. Why heavier frames etc? I got the impression that nordic euopean standard should do well enough "over there", if not even better. Maybe i`m missinformed, but nordic standard of trucks is pretty "over the top".

  5. volvo is beter than scania. i have problem with my back from the hard suspension of scania. also the bed in scania sucks.

  6. I play the game Euro Truck Simulator 2 and it's amazing! is the best truck of the game and i approve the idea of Volvo, of used this game like a platform to improve the benefits of his trucks. Congrats!

  7. It's like you want to buy one even if it would be useless to you but just to have it 😉 It's some great reading on their website. All the news and features are amazing. This is one hell of a truck, it's like a rolling top modern high tech hotel room.

    I drive it in "Euro Truck Simulator 2" and it's easily the best truck, it feels and behaves totally different in all positive way. The acc, power, handling, breaking, silence, softness, luxery, dashboard you name it is all a level above the rest of brands .. I so can imagine the real experience 🙂

  8. It's like you want to buy one even if it would be useless to you but just to have it 😉 It's some great reading on their website. All the news and features are amazing. This is one hell of a truck, it's like a rolling top modern high tech hotel room.

    I drive it in "Euro Truck Simulator 2" and it's easily the best truck, it feels and behaves totally different in all positive way. The acc, power, handling, breaking, silence, softness, luxery, dashboard you name it is all a level above the rest of brands .. I so can imagine the real experience 🙂

  9. This is state of the art,nothing else comes close,driving old fh at the moment,have driven f88,f7 f10,fl7 fl10,f12 before so I can compare.

  10. my most favourite truck in Euro Truck Simulator 2. very nice interior, I like especially the screens showing everything important graphically, not via tachometers

  11. Good job Volvo! You are better than Scania now 🙂 If I could see something like that in Slovenia it would be cool and if I could drive with this… Have a nice day and happy trucking 🙂

  12. How about a refresh for the North American VN630-780? I don't understand why Volvo won't allow us a new design? The VN is outdated and behind its competitors such as Peterbilt, and Kenworth. I've long enjoyed Volvo Trucks, but it's time to invest in some innovation in the North American market.

  13. What a bunch of rubbish, the cab is built for nannies. A DRIVER'S CAB would have a third pedal and a stickshift and WOULD NOT HAVE COMPUTER CONTROLLED BRAKES. There is no good automated or automatic transmission. ABS- because some people are too fucking retarded at driving to be trusted with a task as simple as threshold and pumping. The cab of the volvo is still a smart car on a truck chassis. I can deal with less maneuverability if it means I can have a queen size bed with a minifridge and and my 18inch subwoofer. I can also store enough food so that, unlike european-steeringwheel-babysitters, I rarely have to hit up fast food.  And fuck the emissions devices, they kill fuel economy, increase vehicle down time, increase cost of ownership, and do absolutely nothing but waste fuel. Volvo, take your I-shit and stuff it where the sun dont shine. VOLVO- because some people are to lazy to drive themselves. Soon the village half wits will be in what was the drivers seat, and wages will drop; such is the way with automation I suppose.

  14. apenas axo que teria que ter disponivel no mercado brasileiro um motor ascima de 600 hp e simplificar alguns itens na cabine ,,,,como comandos de alavanca de troca shift,,, como levala ao volante ,,para afetuar trocas manuais ,,,nao conven ter alavanca sobe o asoalho toma espasso , e dificulta rapides nas trocas ,,no mais e o melhor camnhao ja visto rodando nosso pais ,,e melhor dos melhores3

  15. Have you seen the new SCANIA S SERIES? well now, the scania has the largest interior space, apart from that the cockpit, looks like sport car rather than a truck, i do still respect this volvo fh series, the dashboard is lovely, just like the luxurious car, but this time, SCANIA S SERIES nailed it and looks even better……

  16. They're a great truck, but the downside is that most new trucks are now automatic, including this one. Please bring back the manual gear boxes.

  17. Please bring back the manual gearbox. I drive the auto and becoming too lazzy compromising safety. However generally its a marvellous truck

  18. The dash is a pain it's made out of a material that is impossible to clean it slopes over to the other side of the truck then they put a useless rubber tray on there to try and fix it and controls for your windows and mirrors is flat so you can't differentiate from the two without taking her eyes off the road but I'm being very picky the truck is very comfortable quiet and beautiful to drive we pull 175 ton in a quad formation and they do it easy

  19. Love this truck in ETS2 with 750 8×4. But what is that thing on left side by door its in ETS2 to its look like mobilofoon.

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