Volvo Pulls Off Another Crazy Stunt to Demonstrate How Awesome It Is

Volvo has released another video of a stunt it staged to prove that its technology is amazing.

The latest “Live Test” from Volvo Trucks is called “The Flying Passenger” and was done to highlight the performance of Volvo Trucks’ unique powertrain, fitted with I-Shift Dual Clutch. The Volvo FH truck towed a paraglider up a steep mountain road and under the narrow opening of an overhanging bridge.

“Driving on high gears and securing seamless gear shifting is an important factor for fuel efficiency. The I-Shift Dual Clutch enables smooth driving whilst staying in high gears and low revs,” said Staffan Wendeberg, Product Manager FH and Long Haul at Volvo Trucks.

This particular challenge was shot in the Dinaric Alps in Croatia, on closed-off roads and under strict safety supervision. Used in the test is a Volvo FH 540 fitted with the company’s updated D13 engine and I-Shift Dual Clutch gearbox, with Louise Marriott from New Zealand piloting the truck. Professional paraglider Guillaume Galvani from France served the role of flying passenger.

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According to Volvo Trucks, the stunt is the world’s first involving a truck and a paraglider, and it is also the first time a truck has ever towed a paraglider through a tunnel.

In total, the company’s “Live Test” series of videos have received over 100 million views on YouTube.

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