VIDEO: Volvo unveils paver of tomorrow
By Chris Sleight17 April 2009
Rather than having to wait for a string of trucks to deliver asphalt exactly when required, Volvo has conceived of a system whereby asphalt could be delivered to site in insulated boxes - ‘pods' - well ahead of the paver. The Fenix system would then simply drive along, picking up the pods via a self-loading front ramp to access the asphalt inside.
Other features in this visionary machine include an elevating and tilting cab to give the operator the best view possible, and a digital heads-up display to report the machine's condition and the progress of the job.