Volvo’s Co-Pilot system earns top HMI award

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VOLVO Construction Equipment’s Co-Pilot system has won the ‘most innovative HMI (human machine interface) feature’ category at the Car HMI Awards 2016.

The system, which is designed for use on various machines including excavators and pavers, uses a tablet computer to deliver intelligent machine services including Load Assist, Dig Assist, Compact Assist and Pave Assist.

Sidney Levy, design director at Volvo CE said, “Volvo Co-Pilot sets a new industry standard, puts the user at the heart of the system and is the first step towards an integrated, holistic solution for worksite optimisation.

“With its intelligent assist-functionalities, the system allows our customers to work more efficiently and safer than ever before.

“This award is a tribute to the hard work and dedication of Volvo CE’s skilled employees who continue to push the boundaries of technology and design.”

Volvo Co-Pilot was launched at bauma earlier this year. The platform was developed in collaboration with CPAC System AB – a company owned by the Volvo Group which develops and integrates safety-critical electronic control systems.