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BRAND NEWS: Volvo Trucks launches ‘The epic split’ video

Volvo Trucks has released its latest film ‘The epic split’, featuring Jean-Claude Van Damme.

In the sixth instalment of the brand’s ‘Live test series’ the Hollywood action star performs one of his world-famous splits between two Volvo FM trucks as they are driven in reverse. The stunt aims to highlight the power of Volvo’s Dynamic Steering.

Shot in one take at sunrise, the video shows the Volvo Dynamic Steering enabling the two drivers in the trucks to maintain the exact same distance and speed while travelling in reverse.

Jan-Inge Svensson, the engineer behind the development of the system's software at Volvo Truck, says:"The capabilities of the system not only help make a great film - they are also very practical for truck drivers, especially in situations where a lot of steering input is needed.

"For example, reversing in tight areas or over rough terrain. When reversing with a trailer, small changes to the steering can make a big difference to the vehicle's direction and the effort required from the driver in an ordinary truck can be much higher. However, Volvo Dynamic Steering will help the driver maintain a straight line and provide far superior control of the truck."