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23 Nov , 2016  

So you need to paraglide to your destination but don’t have a mountain or a tall building, what do you do?
You get a Volvo FH truck to tow you, obviously.

As part of Volvo’s ‘Live Test’ series they are now towing a paraglider across hilly terrain. Apparently it’s pretty hard to maintain a decent cruising speed over these conditions. But the Volvo has a dual clutch I-Shift gearbox, meaning the gear changes are seamless, allowing the bloke on a string to stay aloft.

Staffan Wendeberg, Product Manager  FH and Long haul says..

Driving in high gears and securing seamless gear shifting is an important factor for fuel efficiency. The I-Shift Dual Clutch enables smooth driving while staying in high gears and low revs

The stunt will air on November 29th across Volvo’s digital platforms.

 

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