In many operating situations for loading and unloading or for special working functions of the truck, the vehicle has to be moved slowly for a few meters: Today the driver has to interrupt the work and drive the vehicle from the driver’s cab to the next working position.
With the MobileTronics SOPHIE-RC – Radio Remote Control it is possible to safely maneuver the vehicle with the help of a Radio Remote control to a limited extent and with limited speed. The Radio Control thereby extends the working functions of a VOLVO Truck by a possibility to safely drive the vehicle from a remote position.
Maneuvering in narrow areas and on construction sites
Using the Radio Remote Control, the driver can maneuver the vehicle safely both forward and backward with full steering function. He can always walk to a position so he can overview the entire dangerous areas..
Faster loading and unloading
Often, e.g. on road construction sites pallets with building materials (e.g. concrete blocks) are to be unloaded by some 10 or 20 meters apart from each other: Using the VR01 Radio Remote Control, it is no longer necessary to switch to the regular road driving to move the vehicle into the next position! Also, the precise loading and placement of e.g. Roll-off containers or skips are simplified by the remote control.
Precise work with attachments
Many special truck attachments and bodies need the truck to be moved at low speed. Using the VR01 Radio Remote Control the truck can be operated from the outside most safely and easily. This safes time in operation and often it does not require a second operator.
If the vehicle is equipped with the necessary equipment variants, the receiver of the radio remote control and an additional control unit will be installed by the Volvo Trucks authorized workshop.
Optional Collission Assistant
An optional Collission Assistant stops the vehicle when approaching a significant object to prevent from collissions. This is a very convenient additional assistance system, but not a functional safe system: The driver always remains responsible as with the use of any electronic assistance system when driving from the cabin.
The driver activates the radio remote control by switching the vehicle into a working mode using a switch in the driver’s cab. This activates the hand held transmitter and the following functions are available via joysticks and switches:
- Engine start / stop
- Driving direction forward / backward
- Parking brake
- Travel speed / brake with deadman function: When the joystick is released, the vehicle stops
- Certified emergency stop
For all safety relevant functions, the SOPHIE-RC exclusively uses hardware and software which is approved and reviewed by an independent Notified Body: This applies to:
- the radio equipment
- the separate Safety Controller hardware
- the Safety Related Application Software used to stop the movement (TÜV Süd)
- the integration into the vehicle (TÜV Süd)
This assures the highest possible amount of safety in operation as long as the instructions of use are followed.
Optional Body Integration
When used with a complex functional truck body or crane, the SOPHIE-RC can be set up to control driving and body functions from a single Radio Remote. Contact us for details!