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New research project on bus route 55: Drivers test Volvo Dynamic Steering

Seven buses on bus route 55 have been equipped with Volvo Dynamic Steering (VDS) in preparation for the start of service in August. The system is specially designed to facilitate steering, reduce steering wheel vibration and compensate for road unevenness, in order to make driver's work easier and reduce work-related injuries.
Lars-Ola Bligård, a researcher at Chalmers University of Technology, will spend a year researching how drivers on route 55 experience the effects of Volvo Dynamic Steering (VDS).

Lars-Ola Bligård, a researcher at Chalmers University of Technology, will spend a year researching how drivers experience the effects of the system.

"Every three months, all drivers on route 55 will be asked questions about how they perceive their work situation and how any strain-related problems, such as muscle pain or fatigue, have developed and changed over time. The aim is to determine the potential long-term effects of VDS.

We will get the results in the summer of 2018.

The research project is funded by Region Västra Götaland. Volvo Buses is responsible for installing Volvo Dynamic Steering, and Keolis will contribute the drivers' time.

Read more about VDS