Volvo’s new semi trucks now have more autonomous features and Apple CarPlay
Volvo unveiled its new VNL series of semi trucks today with a host of high-tech goodies that are sure to appeal to many long-haul truck drivers. Volvo Truck, a separate entity from the Swedish automaker’s car group, is adding a suite of advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) to its truck lines as standard equipment. This includes forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and adaptive cruise control.
Advanced driver assist systems are quickly becoming popular for passenger vehicle manufacturers, like Tesla and Cadillac, but have yet to make their way into long-haul trucks — at least not as standard features. Many pieces are available as options or aftermarket retrofits for truck fleets. Volvo claims to be the first OEM (original equipment manufacturer) to offer these semi-autonomous features as standard equipment.