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[April 04, 2013]

Volvo Technology Award for Fuel-Saving "Autopilot" for Trucks

GÖTEBORG, Sweden --(Business Wire)--

Regulatory News:

Volvo (STO:VOLVA) (STO:VOLVB):

The I-See system reduces fuel consumption for long-distance transport by up to 5%. Four individuals responsible for developing the solution are set to receive the Volvo Technology Award for 2013. The prize will be presented on April 4 by Olof Persson, President and CEO, in conjunction with AB Volvo's Annual General Meeting.

"I-See helps our customers reduce their fuel costs, while reducing the impact on the environment. The development of I-See has resulted in seven patents and is an example of really top-class engineering work," says Olof Persson.

I-See could be compared with an autopilot that handles gear-changes, throttle and brakes on gradients in the most fuel-efficient manner possible.

The first time a truck equipped with I-See drives on a hilly road, the topography information is stored in the truck for the next trip, and a wireless dispatch is also conveyed to a central server. When another truck equipped with I-See is about to drive the same stretch, the system will automatically obtain the information from the server and ensure that the hills are negotiated in the best possible manner the first time.

"I-See utilizes the vehicle's kinetic energy to accelerate at the right time prior to the ascent to reduce the number of downshifts, while disengaging the vehicle just before reachingthe brow of the hill and utilizes the energy perfectly for braking down the next hill," explains Anders Eriksson, who headed the development group.

Other winners are Johan Bjernetun, Henrik Andersson and Johan Axelsson.

April 4, 2013

For more information about I-See, see previous press releases: http://www.volvotrucks.com/trucks/sweden-market/sv-se/newsmedia/pressreleases/Pages/pressreleases.aspx pubId=14948

Journalists who would like further information, please contact Kina Wileke +46 (0)31- 323 72 29 or +46 (0)765-53 72 29

For more stories from the Volvo Group, please visit http://www.volvogroup.com/globalnews.

The Volvo Group is one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs about 115,000 people, has production facilities in 19 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2012 the Volvo Group's sales amounted to about SEK 304 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Göteborg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm. For more information, please visit www.volvogroup.com or www.volvogroup.mobi if you are using your mobile phone.

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