hamster drives 15 ton volvo FMX mining truck through quarry
 
hamster drives 15 ton volvo FMX mining truck through quarry
sep 16, 2013

hamster drives 15 ton volvo FMX mining truck through quarry

WATCH: hamster drives 15 ton volvo FMX mining truck through quarry
image © volvo

 

 

volvo has demonstrated how easy it is to steer their 15 ton ‘volvo FMX’ truck equipped with the company’s new dynamic steering system — by letting a hamster guide a heavy-duty transporter up the side of an open-pit mine. the video is filmed in los tres cunados in northwestern spain – a steep quarry that’s infamous for its challenging driving conditions. with ‘volvo dynamic steering’, an electric motor replaces the driver’s muscle power, making it possible for even a 175 gram small house pet to steer the cargo vehicle. ‘at low speeds, a heavily laden vehicle is so easy to manoeuvre that it can be steered with just one finger. when driving on the highway, this dynamic steering system offers unbeatable directional stability,’ explains jan-inge svensson, the engineer behind the development of the system’s software at volvo trucks. to see the action stunt, check out the video below!

 

 


volvo trucks – the hamster stunt
video courtesy volvotrucks

 

 

hamster drives 15 ton volvo FMX mining truck through quarry

the volvo FMX at a mine in spain
image © volvo

 

 

hamster drives 15 ton volvo FMX mining truck through quarry

the new dynamic steering helps you straighten out the various terrain disturbances that may occur
image © volvo

 

 

 

hamster drives 15 ton volvo FMX mining truck through quarry

detail – three axel air suspension specifically developed for the gravel pit
image © volvo

  • did someone told the hamster driving and drinking is dangerous?

    buzzoff

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