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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
I think that drivers will love it
in the future.