Volvo has released details about a number of new safety and support technologies that will be introduced in the all-new Volvo XC90 at the end of 2014.
“We are introducing the first Volvos with autonomous steering to avoid accidents and make driving more comfortable,” says Thomas Broberg, Senior Safety Advisor Volvo Car Group.
The new technologies that will be available on the all-new XC90 include:
– Pedestrian Detection in darkness – the technology works effectively in the dark includes detection and auto brake for other vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists.
– Road edge and barrier detection with steer assist – a technology detects if the car is about to drive off the road and autonomously applies steering torque to bring the vehicle back on track. The technology also works on roads without side markings.
– Adaptive Cruise Control with steer assist – a technology that helps the driver stay in the lane and follow the rhythm of the traffic. The new system automatically follows the vehicle ahead.
– Animal Detection – the technology detects and automatically brakes for animals both in daylight and in the dark.
– Autonomous Parking – a Volvo concept technology that allows a car to find and park in a vacant space by itself, allowing the driver to leave the vehicle at the entrance to the car park.
– Towards zero -latest Car 2 Car communication that enables vehicles to communicate with each other and with the traffic environment. Vital information can be shared and exchanged – creating a more comfortable and safer drive.