Hamster steers a Volvo Truck

08/10/2013 20:44

Ever wondered what kind of a driver a hamster would make?

Well, Volvo obviously did and it put Charlie the hamster to the test in an experiment to demonstrate how easy it is to steer a Volvo FMX fitted with Volvo Dynamic Steering.

Volvo said this system, which replaces the driver’s muscle power, is unique in the auto industry.

Undergoing several weeks of training, 6lb Charlie was literally given a carrot as he ran around his bespoke steering wheel tread mill, successfully guiding the truck up the side of a quarry in Spain.