News
  • Volvo Car Group reveals world-class safety and support features that will be introduced in the All-New XC90 in 2014

    7/1/2013
    Volvo Car Group (Volvo Cars) 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:

    *
    Pedestrian Detection in darkness. A world first that makes the detection and auto brake technology work effectively also when driving in darkness. The technology includes detection and auto brake for other vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists.

    *
    Road edge and barrier detection with steer assist. A feature that detects if the car is about to drive off the road and autonomously applies steering torque to bring the vehicle back on track. Being able to monitor where the physical road ends is a world first. This means that the technology also works on roads without side markings.

    *
    Adaptive Cruise Control with steer assist. A technology that helps the driver stay in the lane and follow the rhythm of the traffic. The new system automatically follows the vehicle ahead.

    "When the first XC90 was introduced in 2002, it featured a number of ground-breaking 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.

    *Some descriptions and facts in this press material relate to Volvo Cars' international car range. Described features might be optional and available through indent order only. Vehicle specifications may vary from one country to another and may be altered without prior notification.

    In Manila, Viking Cars, Incorporated is the official distributor of Volvo cars. The Volvo Makati office, showroom and Customer Service Center are located at 2272 Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City. Volvo Cebu is located at A.S. Fortuna Street, Banilad, Mandaue City. In Bacolod and Iloilo, GrandCars Incorporated is the official reseller of Volvo cars. The Volvo Iloilo office is located at JMB Building 13 Mabini Street, Iloilo City and Volvo Bacolod office is at Araneta Street, Brgy. Singcang, Bacolod. Soon to open more fun are Volvo Alabang showroom and office a104-105, Westgate Center, Filinvest Corporate Center, Alabang, Muntinlupa City and Volvo North EDSA at Two Cyberpod ETON Centris, Quezon City. The 2013 Volvo automobile line includes the dynamic All-New S60 sports sedan and the excitingly versatile All-New Volvo V60 Sportswagon 2.0L T5, the flagship S80 luxury sedan, the ruggedly refined All-New XC70 Cross Country, the groundbreaking Volvo XC60 with City Safety as standard and the award-winning XC90 AWD. The All-New Volvo V40, a  premium 5-door, five-seater hatchback and the capable all-roader V40 Cross Country will be introduced this 2013. For details and inquiries, please call 893-6621 to 22 or 637-0414 to 15.

    For more information, please contact, John Eric D. Ho, Marketing Communications Supervisor:  892 1677 or 893-6621 local 430; johnericho@volvophils.com
    Volvo Cars 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.
    Back