Volvo Trucks announced that the Bose Ride seat suspension system is available for order as a factory-installed option on its VNM and VNL highway tractors. The company is the first North American truck manufacturer to offer factory installation of the Bose Ride system.
Beginning mid-summer 2013, Volvo will also become the first manufacturer to offer Sears Seating's new premier driver's seat, the Atlas II, as a factory-installed option. Sears Seating's Sentry models will also be available as an option on VNM and VNL models.
The Bose Ride system intelligently controls the motion of the driver's seat to cancel harmful vibrations that can lead to pain and injury during and after the drive. The system counteracts up to 90% of the vibrations drivers feel from the road, making it similar to riding in a high-end passenger car.
This system continuously senses, analyzes, and counteracts forces from the road to provide truck drivers with higher ride quality. As a result, drivers are more comfortable, with less fatigue, fewer headaches, reduced soreness, and improved back health. Improved driver comfort and health can contribute to reduced driver turnover. The system was engineered to replace conventional air-ride truck seats with a Bose suspension base and an integrated, custom-designed seat top. It has the same form factor as a conventional seat and is compatible with common installation and maintenance procedures.
Building on the original Atlas model, the Atlas II by Sears Seating features new contemporary styling, improved seat extension and tilt, and redesigned, intuitive controls. Designed for maximum comfort, durability, and serviceability, the driver's seats can be customized from a variety of features, including heat, massage and swivel, and a range of colors in either cloth or leather fabric.
Sears Seating's Sentry models provide comfort, quality, and reliability. The high-backed cloth driver's seats feature Sears Seating's ToggleLink Air Suspension and adjustable air lumbar support.