Volvo has released a new and awesome video of a four-year-old girl named Sophie remotely driving a full-size dumper truck fitted with Volvo FMX technology around a course which has been laid out in a disused gravel pit.
The course that Sophie has to navigate has been littered with obstacles and requires very tricky manoeuvring, yet Sophie does an amazing job of being able to keep the dump truck on course and even manages to roll the vehicle landing it on its tyres perfectly to be able to drive off once again.
Watch the demonstration of the new Volvo FMX technology below to see just how well Sophie navigates the tricky course.
Volvo explains more :
This live test was set up to demonstrate the sturdiness and mobility of the Volvo FMX. A unique cage construction, cast-iron front plus corners and skidplate of high-grade steel make this a very tough truck indeed. And thanks to Automatic Traction Control – a revolutionary new feature that automatically engages the front axle when you need it – you won’t get stuck.
Filmed in Serbia on a closed-off gravel pit – with all buildings empty, locked and sealed. The remote control used by Sophie was specially made for this film. Highly sensitive, the compact RC unit provided access to steering, accelerator, gearshift and brakes.