I-Shift is Volvo Trucks’ range of automated gearboxes that are designed to make driving easier, safer and more comfortable. Every gear change is perfectly timed – automatically. A range of software packages lets you tailor the I-Shift for your needs. And depending on the truck model, there are versions of the I-Shift that open up new possibilities, like the I-Shift with crawler gears and the I-Shift Dual Clutch.
The I-Shift is based on a ”classic” unsynchronised manual gearbox – hence its compact design and high efficiency. The magic happens in the electronic control unit, which manages the clutch and shifts. By constantly evaluating information about speed, weight, road grade and torque demand, it applies extreme precision to every shift. The system also communicates with the engine, allowing it to adjust the revs and brakes for best performance.