While we were expecting a miracle announcement about the electric drive system of the next EX90, Volvo today instead presented another technological breakthrough planned for the future electric model.
Recognized around the world for making safe cars, Volvo has considered itself a leader in the field since at least the 1980s. As proof of this, many awards have been won over the years for the safety first of its designs and only then of its cars.
Today, however, the entire automotive industry offers innovative safety solutions. We cannot afford to remain inactive.
On November 9, Volvo will officially present the EX90, a model that will mark the beginning of a new era for the Swedish manufacturer, while being part of the brand’s philosophy of safety, quality and innovation.
Therefore, understanding the human experience and improving on-board radar systems (known as Driver Awareness System) will be featured in the next EX90.
These systems should allow the car to analyze all the actions of the driver. Distractions while driving today are too many, and fatigue, stress, passengers, children affect concentration. So the goal of Volvo’s new safety system is to analyze human behavior to reduce the risk of accidents.
How? Interior sensors and cameras will continuously analyze your level of attention on the road. The view on the road of course, but also the stability placed on the direction of the car and the constant adjustment of the steering will reveal fatigue, a medical problem or even a state of deficiency.
Depending on what is detected, the car will send a first signal in the form of a vibration and then an audible signal that increases according to gravity. In an emergency, the car will be able to stop safely on the side of the road while sending an emergency message to the authorities.
“Based on its calculations on the results of our research, the detection system allows our cars to recognize if the driver’s ability is impaired, perhaps due to drowsiness, distraction or even intoxication, and provide additional assistance in the most appropriate way for the situation. »
– Emma Tivesten, Volvo Safety Center Senior Technical Specialist
The second new feature planned for the EX90 will be Volvo’s new exclusive Advanced Sensor Package, a system that includes eight cameras, five radars, 16 ultrasonic sensors and a sophisticated LiDAR sensor that will be working to keep you safe.
According to Volvo, the LIDAR sensor alone will be able to reduce fatal accidents by up to 20% and avoid collisions by up to 9%. LIDAR, which stands for Light Detection and Ranging, is a remote sensing method that uses light in the form of a laser beam driven by headlights. So even an object on the road in complete darkness will be detected by the radar at a distance of more than 120 meters and this at the approved road speed.
In short, a lot of technology installed in this new EX90 that will surely be found in all future Volvo products.
Like it or not, the involvement of technology will be more and more in our cars. If many hate the unnecessary intervention of all these radars, controls and alerts, the statistics do not lie.
We can expect more segment reveals about the Volvo EX90 before its unveiling on November 9.