The Volvo EX90the brand’s next all-electric SUV will be presented on November 9it will have a security system that will paralyze the vehicle in case the driver falls asleep.
This has been confirmed by the company in a statement, in which it has stressed that the new EX90 will deploy a standard security superior to that of any previous model, as the company has revealed in a statement.
“We will continue to innovate until cars no longer crash, until we are a 100% carbon-free company,” stressed the company, which has defined the EX90 as the beginning of a new era.
The development of Volvo’s latest safety technology is based on an understanding of human behavior based on decades of research. In this sense, the new vehicle will include state-of-the-art sensor technology that will allow the driver’s mood and fatigue to be detected.
LiDAR, which stands for ‘Light Detection and Ranging’, is the name of Volvo’s new remote sensing method. These use light in the form of a laser to measure ranges with a high level of accuracy.
The difference that LiDAR can make for real-life safety “is remarkable,” according to the brand, which estimates that, thanks to this system, serious accidents can be reduced by up to 20%, while general accident prevention can be improved. improve up to 9%.
Embedded in the roofline of the upcoming EX90 and standardized over time, LiDAR technology can detect pedestrians up to 250 meters away and something as small and dark as a tire on a black road 120 meters ahead. All this while traveling at highway speeds. Because it doesn’t rely on light like a camera, the system works both day and night.
The Volvo EX90 will have a unique set of eight cameras, five radars, 16 ultrasonic sensors and a state-of-the-art LiDAR sensor.
Regarding the interior, the car also has special sensors and cameras that, through an algorithm of its own development, measure the concentration in the driver’s gaze. In this way, the EX90 will be able to know when the driver is tired or not paying attention to the road.
In this case, the system will warn you “first, with a gentle push and then with more insistence if necessary”. Should the user fall asleep, the car is designed to stop safely and call for outside help.
The company has added that in the coming weeks it will reveal “many more details” about the new electric vehicle, before its world premiere on November 9.