Volvo has announced they will be introducing all of its latest and most advanced safety and support features into their all-new 2014 Volvo XC90 which is set for its official debut at the end of 2014. The current XC90 is a very popular, successful model, and the next generation is eagerly anticipated.
New technology advancements for 2014 Volvo XC90One of the newly developed technologies that will be available on the 2014 Volvo XC90 is Pedestrian Detection In Darkness, which will allow the car to detect objects (vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists) in advance even in the dark. It is combined with auto brake technology – a first in the industry.
Road Edge and Barrier Detection with Steer Assist is a feature similar to a lane-departure warning system as it can detect if the car is about to drive off the road. If this happens, the system autonomously applies steering torque to bring the vehicle back on track. This system will work even on roads without side markings.
Adaptive Cruise Control also with Steer Assist will help the car stay in lane and also follow the rhythm of the traffic.
Animal Detection will also be implemented after the launch of the 2014 Volvo XC90 and will be able to brake the car in daylight and dark to avoid a collision with an animal.
Safety is top priority
As part of Volvo Car Group's continuous aim towards its Vision 2020, to ensure that no-one should be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo car, the manufacturer has demonstrated its latest Car 2 Car communication. This system is based on communication between transmitters in vehicles and the road infrastructure (traffic lights, road signs).
Thomas Broberg, who is Senior Safety Advisor for Volvo explains: “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 2014 Volvo XC90 we once again confirm our leadership in automotive safety."
Further, Volvo announced in June that they working on a system for Autonomous Parking that will see the car find and park in a vacant space by itself, without the driver inside. The speed and braking are adapted for smooth integration in the parking environment.
Broberg added, “Volvo’s approach is based on autonomously driven cars being able to move safely in environments with non-autonomous vehicles and unprotected road users.”