30. October, 20232 Minutes

Volvo SOPHIE-RC Driving System: New Features

Thanks to the feedback from drivers and operators, we have now completed software version 2.0.0 for the Sophie-RC driving system. This version brings a variety of new features and improvements, which not only make operation easier but also ensure an even safer and more enjoyable driving experience.

Here is an overview of the new functions:

  • Hill Start Assist: This function facilitates starting on a slope by preventing the vehicle from rolling back.
  • Gear Selection and Display of Gears in the Remote Control: You now have full control over the gear selection directly in your hand, including a display that shows you the current gear at all times.
  • Faster Steering (adjustable): The steering speed has been significantly increased compared to previous versions. Additionally, there is now the possibility to configure the steering speed individually for each vehicle.
  • Speed Limitation Below 5 km/h: Previously, it was not possible to adjust the maximum speed below 5 km/h. This changes with the new software version. Adjustments to, for example, 3 km/h are now easily possible.*
  • Individual Adjustment Options for Throttle, Brake, and Steering: With the new adjustment options, you can precisely tailor the response of the throttle, brake, and steering to your needs, for a smooth and precise driving experience.

*The speed limitation is a thrust control without power loss. During downhill driving, this does not necessarily affect the speed, so the set Volvo parameter limits the speed here, or the driver has to engage the service brake.