September 24,2022,Kuala Lumpur-Jim Rowan Chief Executive of Volvo Cars , has disclosed that Volvo EX90 all-electric flagship SUV with state-of-the-art safety innovation and a cutting-edge LiDAR sensor, will be unveiled on November 9th November 2022. The standard safety in the EX90 will be beyond that of any Volvo before it.
“Volvo has been around for almost 100 years as a leader in automotive safety. People can be distracted, stressed, drowsy or in another state that impacts driving. When people are not at their best, they may need help. That is why Volvo is introducing the ‘ driver understanding system‘as standard in our EX90.
This real-time interior sensing system is guided by a straight-forward concept: if a Volvo car can understand when the driver is in a state that isn’t optimal for driving, the car can make sure to take action to help avoid accidents. The system will debut in the EX90 and complement a state-of-the-art exterior sensor set.
We’ll continue to innovate until cars don’t crash anymore, until we’re 100 per cent carbon free as a company. All in order to protect more lives, in line with our purpose. The EX90 is the start of a new era for Volvo Cars, taking our legacy of safety, quality and innovation into the future”said Jim Rowan,CEO of Volvo Cars.
Volvo will be offering one of the most advanced sensors sets on the market. A Volvo-unique set of eight cameras, five radars, 16 ultrasonic sensors, and a cutting-edge LiDAR sensor.
LiDAR, which stands for Light Detection and Ranging, is a remote sensing method that uses light in the form of a pulsed laser to measure ranges with high precision and fidelity.
“The difference LiDAR can make for real-life safety is remarkable: our recent research indicates that adding LiDAR to an already car can reduce accidents with severe outcomes by up to 20 per cent, and overall crash avoidance can be improved by up to 9 per cent.Embedded in the roofline of the next EX90 and becoming standardised over time, the superior LiDAR technology can detect pedestrians at up to 250-metre distances and something as small and dark as a tire on a black road 120 metres ahead. All this while traveling at highway speeds. And because it’s not reliant on light like a camera, it’s watching over you in daylight and at night.”added Jim Rowan.
Volvo aims to reduce the risk of a crash happening. The Volvo EX90 comes with an invisible shield of safety that includes our latest sensing technology, allowing the car to understand your state of mind and the world around you.The development of Volvo’s latest safety technology is based on understanding human behaviour.
“Our research shows that by simply observing where the driver is looking and how often and for how long their eyes are closed, we can tell a lot about the state of the driver,” said Emma Tivesten, Senior Technical Expert, Volvo Cars Safety Center.