Technology to Help Volvo Cars Avoid Accidents
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.
The new technologies for the upcoming Volvo XC90 will be tested by a number of international media representatives this summer. The technologies are:
Pedestrian Detection 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. 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.
Collision mitigation for animals 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.
Moreover, 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.
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.