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Volvo Car Group reveals world-class safety and support features that will be introduced in the all-new XC90 in 2014


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The technology detects and automatically brakes for animals both in daylight and in the dark.
The technology detects and automatically brakes for animals both in daylight and in the dark.
The technology detects and automatically brakes for animals both in daylight and in the dark.
The technology detects and automatically brakes for animals both in daylight and in the dark.
Volvo Car Group has developed a concept for autonomous parking. The concept can interact safely with other road users in the car park.
Volvo Car Group has developed a concept for autonomous parking. The concept can interact safely with other road users in the car park.
Volvo Car Group has developed a concept for autonomous parking. The concept can interact safely with other road users in the car park.
Volvo Car Group has developed a concept for autonomous parking. The concept can interact safely with other road users in the car park.
Enabling vehicles to communicate opens up fantastic possibilities. Information can be exchanged – creating a more comfortable and safer drive.
Enabling vehicles to communicate opens up fantastic possibilities. Information can be exchanged – creating a more comfortable and safer drive.
Volvo Cars now makes the detection and auto brake technology work effectively also when driving in darkness.
Volvo Cars now makes the detection and auto brake technology work effectively also when driving in darkness.
Volvo Cars now makes the detection and auto brake technology work effectively also when driving in darkness.
Volvo Cars now makes the detection and auto brake technology work effectively also when driving in darkness.
Adaptive Cruise Control with steer assist helps the driver stay in the lane and follow the rhythm of the traffic.
Adaptive Cruise Control with steer assist helps the driver stay in the lane and follow the rhythm of the traffic.
This technology helps avoid road departures. If the car is about to drive off the road the car steers back on track.
This technology helps avoid road departures. If the car is about to drive off the road the car steers back on track.
This technology helps avoid road departures. If the car is about to drive off the road the car steers back on track.
This technology helps avoid road departures. If the car is about to drive off the road the car steers back on track.

GOTHENBURG, Sweden, July 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — 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:

“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.

Towards zero

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 lights.

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.

Descriptions and facts in this press material relate to Volvo Car 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.