2014 Volvo XC90 is going to be equipped with a number of user-friendly safety and support technologies. First of all the brand is introducing the autonomous steering to avoid accidents and make driving more comfortable.
Next, the other new technologies which will be available are the Pedestrian Detection in darkness, Road edge and barrier detection with steer assist and Adaptive Cruise Control with steer assist.
The first featured technology makes possible the detection and auto brake for other vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists. The second one – the Road edge and barrier detection with steer assist is a feature which detects if the car is about to drive off the road. Then this system autonomously applies steering torque to bring the vehicle back on track.
At last, the Adaptive Cruise Control with steer assist is a technology which assists the driver stay in the lane and follows the rhythm of the traffic.
In addition to those three mentioned advancements, this Volvo will also feature Animal Detection system, which detects and automatically brakes for animals both in daylight and in the dark. However, this technology, will be introduced after the all-new XC90 arrives by the end of 2014.
Furthermore, it is also expected, that the car will include Towards zero system, which enables vehicles to communicate with each other and with the traffic environment, in order to bring about safer driving.
The Autonomous Parking concept technology on the other hand allows the vehicle to find and park in a vacant space by itself. It was introduced by the brand ten days ago, and it basically functions by allowing the driver to leave the vehicle at the entrance to the car park, and to interact safely with other cars and pedestrians in the car park
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