EX90, the safest Volvo ever thanks to the new LiDAR systems

EX90, the safest Volvo ever thanks to the new LiDAR systems


The XC90 SUV will soon be joined by a fully electric model: we are talking about the EX90 which will have its world premiere on November 9th. With this new vehicle, the Volvo car manufacturer aims to revolutionize all current safety standards thanks to the implementation of LiDAR sensors and other latest generation technologies.

Announcing the important innovations that will characterize the XC90 was the same CEO, Jim Rowan, via the brand's YouTube channel: the brand's new goal is to make cars even safer than today thanks to the use of new technologies.

We believe that the EX90 is the safest Volvo ever. We have combined our knowledge of the external context with a deeper understanding of the driver's level of attention. When all of our safety systems, sensors, software and computing power interact with each other, they create a preventive safety shield around the driver that you don't even notice until you need it, said Joachim de Verdier, head of Volvo Cars' Safe Vehicle Automation department.

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Our studies show that simply by observing the direction of the driver's gaze and the frequency and duration of dropping of the eyelids, it is possible to understand a lot about the state of the driver. Based its calculations on the results of our research, the detection system allows our cars to recognize if the driver's powers are impaired, perhaps due to drowsiness, distraction or other factors that cause inattention, and to offer additional assistance in the most appropriate way. suitable for the situation, commented Emma Tivesten, Senior Technical Expert, Volvo Cars Safety Center.

Volvo EX90, the XC90's Electric Replacement, Will Debut November 9

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  • Volvo's new electric SUV will be called the EX90.

  • This model will eventually replace the current XC90.

  • It debuts on November 9 and will likely go on sale in the U.S. next year.

  • Volvo has confirmed that its new electric flagship SUV will be called EX90, and that this new model will debut November 9. Slated to replace the XC90, the EX90 should look much like last year's Recharge concept car, pictured here. We expect it to go on sale in the U.S. sometime next year as a 2024 model.

    The EX90 will accelerate Volvo's transition to a fully electric lineup, as it will be built at Volvo's factory in South Carolina that's slated to eventually produce only EVs. But, since Volvo doesn't plan to complete the EV transition until 2030, there will be some overlap between the new EX90's rollout and the end of XC90 production.

    Volvo has not yet announced a date for the end of the line for its long-running SUV model, and even said that the XC90 will receive another facelift before it is phased out due to continuing demand for gas engines and hybrids. The current version is offered with multiple gasoline-engine options including a base setup with a 48-volt hybrid system and a plug-in-hybrid powertrain dubbed Recharge.

    Details are slim on the new EX90 at this point, but Volvo is saying that it will have something called a 'driver understanding system,' which seems like a step beyond today's driver attention monitoring systems. We don't know exactly what this will entail, but Volvo says the car will be able to sense if the driver is 'distracted, stressed, or drowsy' and then take action to help. Sounds a bit like big brother to us, but we'll wait until we hear the details before passing judgment.

    Look for more information to come on the 2024 Volvo EX90 over the next few months.

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