Select Country

2021 Volvo FH, Volvo FH16, Volvo FM & Volvo FMX To Come With Amazon Alexa Built-In


The 2021 Volvo range will represent the first commercial heavy-duty trucks to come with Alexa built-in. (Photo courtesy of Volvo.)


As part of an initiative to focus more on drivers’ environment, safety, and productivity, 2021 versions of the Volvo FH, Volvo FH16, Volvo FM, and Volvo FMX will include a digital instrument panel featuring a new user interface designed to give drivers relevant information and make the right decisions. Volvo Trucks announced this week that Amazon Alexa’s voice technology will be part of new driver experience, allowing drivers use their voice to control navigation software (if equipped), make phone calls, and play music, among other Alexa features.


Keeping Eyes On The Road

“Volvo Trucks understands that voice technology is essential to create the optimal experience for drivers of their heavy-duty trucks, and we’re excited that Alexa is the chosen voice service to deliver this,” says Alexa Automotive Vice President Ned Curic. “Alexa can be a helpful friend on the road for Volvo truck drivers, keeping them connected, entertained, and productive.”


Availability Timeline

2021 Volvo trucks with Alexa will be available from March 2021 in Austria, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain, and the UK. Volvo Trucks says the Volvo FH, FH16, FM, and FMX will be the first commercial heavy-duty trucks to come equipped with Alexa as standard.


Find The Right Volvo

Truck Locator’s online marketplace connects buyers and sellers with a broad selection of new and used Volvo trucks for sale.


Source: Volvo


Posted On 8 December 2020
Category: Truck and Trailer News
Tags : volvo
  Tags
  Blog Archive
Frank Key Expands Fleet With Volvo FL Trucks, Plans For Additional Volvos
The 16-tonners are equipped with dropside bodywork from Ranch Truck and Trailer, as well as HMF cranes to ease loading and deliveries. ...
Read More
Agrii Invests In Fleet Of Mercedes-Benz Actros & Atego Trucks To Attract & Retain Drivers
Five Actros trucks have already been delivered, including an exclusive Edition 1 and four 26-tonne, low-chassis LnR models. ...
Read More
MAN Prototype Electric Truck Makes First Public Appearance, ABB E-mobility Promotes Megawatt Charging
MAN and ABB E-mobility are collaborating the HoLa high-performance charging project funded by the German government. ...
Read More
Mercedes-Benz Arocs Tipper Truck Storms The Hill For DA Commercials
The firm’s new Arocs 3253 tipper has a 12.8-litre, inline six-cylinder, OM 471 engine with 530 horsepower to better handle Telegraph Hill near Exeter, Devon. ...
Read More
IVEVO T-WAY Garners More Accolades, Takes Home iF Design Award
“With these awards we see recognised our efforts to combine robustness with efficiency, reliability with driver-centricity, effectively blending function with style,” says Marco Armigliato, IVECO Group head of industrial design. ...
Read More
Volvo Trucks Opens Battery Plant In Belgium
Volvo Trucks is opening its very first battery assembly plant. ...
Read More
Harbour Haulage Of Scotland Turns To Mercedes-Benz For A New Actros L Truck
The tractor unit offers low-emissions Euro 6 engines and Mercedes technological advancements such as Active Sideguard Assist to detect cyclists and pedestrians in the truck’s blind spot. ...
Read More
Renault Revolutionises Last-Mile Delivery With E-Tech Master OptiModale
This innovative multi-vehicle delivery solution is meant for a crew of two, where one team member drives the van and operates the drone as needed, whilst a second person makes nearby deliveries using the electric cargo bike. ...
Read More
JA Killoh Adds Mercedes-Benz Actros L Trucks For Nationwide Seafood Distribution
“The drivers tell me they’re really quiet and comfortable, while in terms of fuel consumption the new trucks are already performing at the top end of our 9- to 9.5-mpg fleet average,” says proprietor James Killoh. ...
Read More
Mercedes-Benz Trucks Launches Second-Generation MirrorCam With Driver-Requested Updates
The new MirrorCam features camera arms that are 10 centimetres shorter on each side, new image parameters, and an enhanced camera housing. ...
Read More