GOTHENBURG, Sweden, July 5, 2013 /CNW/ - Volvo Car Group reveals a
number of user-friendly 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.
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The new technologies for the upcoming Volvo XC90 will be tested by a
number of international media representatives this summer. The
• Pedestrian Detection in darkness. A world first that makes the
detection and auto brake technology work effectively also when driving
in darkness. The technology includes detection and auto brake for other
vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists.
• Road edge and barrier detection with steer assist. A feature that
detects if the car is about to drive off the road and autonomously
applies steering torque to bring the vehicle back on track. Being able
to monitor where the physical road ends is a world first. This means
that 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.
"When the first XC90 was introduced in 2002, it featured a number of
groundbreaking safety features, including a world-first solution that
helps prevent rollovers. By revealing a number of systems for the next
generation XC90 we once again confirm our leadership in automotive
safety," says Thomas Broberg.
Collision mitigation for animals is a world first that detects and
automatically brakes for animals both in daylight and in the dark. The
technology, which is designed to help the driver avoid accidents or
reduce the speed of impact, will be introduced some time after the
all-new XC90 arrives by the end of 2014.
At the media event, Volvo Car Group also demonstrates other features
that are part of the continuous aim to bring the number of people
killed and seriously injured in new Volvo cars down to zero by 2020.
Car 2 Car communication enables vehicles to communicate with each other
and with the traffic environment, opening up fantastic possibilities.
Vital information can be shared and exchanged - creating a more
comfortable and safer drive.
The technology is based on communication between transmitters in
vehicles and the road infrastructure, such as road signs and traffic
The self-parking car
Autonomous Parking is 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.
Combining autonomous driving with detection and auto brake for other
objects makes it possible for the car to interact safely with other
cars and pedestrians in the car park. The speed and braking are
adapted for smooth integration in the parking environment.
"Our approach is based on autonomously driven cars being able to move
safely in environments with non-autonomous vehicles and unprotected
road users," says Thomas Broberg.
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Group's international car range. Described features might be optional.
Vehicle specifications may vary from one country to another and may be
altered without prior notification.
SOURCE: Volvo Car Group
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