Volvo Group launches innovative augmented reality app for electric truck safety.
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Volvo Group launches innovative augmented reality app for electric truck safety.

The Emergency Response Volvo Guide app provides real-time support to first responders, revolutionizing emergency procedures for electric trucks.

Volvo Group has become the pioneer in the truck manufacturing industry by introducing an Augmented Reality (AR) safety app exclusively designed to assist first responders in emergency situations involving electric trucks. This cutting-edge app aims to provide instant, crucial information from electric trucks to arriving emergency services teams, enabling real-time guidance for safe rescue operations.

The advent of electric trucks not only revolutionizes transportation by promoting sustainability but also transforms the way we drive and interact with these vehicles. The technology behind high-voltage systems, which power heavy electric trucks, necessitates new safety parameters and protocols, thus reshaping emergency response practices. Recognizing this paradigm shift, Volvo Group has taken a proactive stance by developing the Emergency Response Guide app, a breakthrough solution that promises to enhance safety measures for electric trucks.

Available as a free download from both the Android and Apple stores, the Emergency Response Guide app caters to all Volvo Group heavy electric truck brands, including Volvo Trucks, Renault Trucks, and soon Mack Trucks in June 2023. By seamlessly integrating connectivity, cameras, sensors, 3D modeling, and augmented reality overlays, this innovative app empowers first responders with a comprehensive view of the electric vehicle in question.

Through the app, emergency personnel can access essential information on the precise locations of high-voltage cables, battery packs, and other vital components. Additionally, step-by-step instructions on safely shutting down the electric truck’s power supply during emergencies are readily available. By leveraging augmented reality technology, the app allows first responders to visualize and interact with 3D models, ensuring a clear understanding of the vehicle’s intricate design and enabling them to make informed decisions swiftly.

The Volvo Group’s Research & Development facilities in Sweden, France, and the United States have collaborated to develop this state-of-the-art safety app. Comprising a team of experts, the Volvo Group has harnessed the power of augmented reality information and 3D modeling to create an invaluable tool for emergency responders. Furthermore, the app also provides access to all safety documentation related to the specific electric truck, making it an all-encompassing resource for those on the front lines of emergency situations.

Volvo Group’s overall ambition is to deliver 100 percent safe products. We are proud to be at the forefront of the electric truck revolution with high-performing solutions, but we also recognize the importance of ensuring the safety of first responders who are called to an emergency should an incident with an electric vehicle occur,” says Lars Stenqvist, Chief Technology Officer Volvo Group. “The new AR app is a powerful tool that can support the emergency services to quickly and safely secure the site, while minimizing the risk of injury to themselves and others.”

“The safety app has been tested in a variety of real-world scenarios and has received positive feedback from first responders who have tried it in the field,” says Vincent Barnoux, AR Expert & Business Solution Engineer at Volvo Group.

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