Jean-Claude Van Damme ***VIRAL*** Online Volvo Ad

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Wow! Damme! Lol


Great ad!

WOuldnt be surprised if they sell double this year. This is akin to having Bruce Lee promote your sneakers or Arnold Schwarznegger promote your work tools.

Amazing.
#damme #van #volvo
  • Profile picture of the author goindeep
    BTW Volvo says the ad is real and performed in only one take How Volvo Created the Jean-Claude Van Damme

    Thats calls for a .. .. .. NICE!
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  • Profile picture of the author ronrule
    That "howto" left out the biggest piece - the trucks weren't driving backwards. They started apart while he was in the split position, driving forward, and moving closer together. Then they played it in reverse. I don't care how good your steering system is, it's physics, the trailer would still drift driving in reverse for that long because of the location of the kingpin. That said, even moving forward with that much precision in trucks that size is still a pretty impressive display of their steering control.
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    • Profile picture of the author hitesh93
      Originally Posted by ronrule View Post

      That "howto" left out the biggest piece - the trucks weren't driving backwards. They started apart while he was in the split position, driving forward, and moving closer together. Then they played it in reverse. I don't care how good your steering system is, it's physics, the trailer would still drift driving in reverse for that long because of the location of the kingpin. That said, even moving forward with that much precision in trucks that size is still a pretty impressive display of their steering control.

      Ron, please read the Hot-To from Volvo, they are ACTUALLY driving backwards in the video, it was not just a video trick:

      "Nilsson said the drivers of the trucks played key roles. "What they did is fantastic. I don't know if you have tried to drive backwards with a truck but it's not the easiest thing," he said. "And then [to] keep it in total control when spreading apart is very, very hard."

      The trucks go backward in the video because "we all know that going in reverse is a bit more difficult than going forward," Vilhelmsson said. "We felt that would be the ultimate test, to have the trucks go in reverse with someone standing on the side mirrors performing a side split. And we knew that if anyone would be able to do that, it would have to be Jean-Claude Van Damme."
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    • Profile picture of the author Shoester
      Originally Posted by ronrule View Post

      That "howto" left out the biggest piece - the trucks weren't driving backwards. They started apart while he was in the split position, driving forward, and moving closer together. Then they played it in reverse. I don't care how good your steering system is, it's physics, the trailer would still drift driving in reverse for that long because of the location of the kingpin. That said, even moving forward with that much precision in trucks that size is still a pretty impressive display of their steering control.

      They ARE actually going in reverse, and if you watch the video it's actually two diffrent style of truck. One is a standard 18-wheeler with a trailer, the other is a box truck that is all one unit. The box truck is the one that moves away from the 18-wheeler...the 18 wheeler stays in the same spot, just moving in reverse. This dramatically simplifies the process, but it would still be difficult to keep the 18 wheeler with a trailer moving backwards in a perfectly straight line. Still impressive.
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    • Profile picture of the author Sumit Menon
      Originally Posted by ronrule View Post

      That "howto" left out the biggest piece - the trucks weren't driving backwards. They started apart while he was in the split position, driving forward, and moving closer together. Then they played it in reverse. I don't care how good your steering system is, it's physics, the trailer would still drift driving in reverse for that long because of the location of the kingpin. That said, even moving forward with that much precision in trucks that size is still a pretty impressive display of their steering control.
      Nope. This article says otherwise...

      How Volvo Created the Jean-Claude Van Damme
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  • Profile picture of the author Wolster
    Bit different from his usual cold beer adverts, wouldn't you say?
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  • Profile picture of the author goindeep
    For me its an 80's action movie hero, its online and it's gone viral. I think they will make their money back. Just think of all the people and companies buying new trucks now thinking about Volvo.
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  • Here's the version "they" didn't want you to know about:

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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    The trucks are driving backwards without turning the trailers (impossible).

    Lol at the spoof, but wait, they filmed it in one shot with two different guys?
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  • Profile picture of the author ronrule
    I know they're saying they did it backwards, I just find that incredibly hard to believe - in order for that to be true, you need more than a steering system. There would also have to be sensors in the kingpin to detect movement, and the ability to dynamically control individual wheel spin on the TRAILER, not just the truck, so any variations such as an imperfection in the road, wind, uneven tire pressures, or the slightest movement of the steering wheel by the driver could be compensated by supplying power to the wheel that needed to move to balance it out.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeTucker
    Finally found something to post in this thread.
    Jean-Claude Van Dog:

    http://i.imgur.com/8xnq6E3.jpg
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    • Profile picture of the author Horny Devil
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      Originally Posted by MikeTucker View Post

      Finally found something to post in this thread.
      Jean-Claude Van Dog:
      http://i.imgur.com/8xnq6E3.jpg
      I much prefer this version . . .



      Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

      My only question, how does it make you want to buy a VOLVO?
      It doesn't. It makes you want to book in for a hernia operation.
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      • Profile picture of the author Ken Leatherman
        Originally Posted by Horny Devil View Post

        I much prefer this version . . .





        It doesn't. It makes you want to book in for a hernia operation.
        Now I could watch this version all day.
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