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2014 Volvo XC90 will have an Autonomous Steering and three Safety Systems presented in a world premiere

The Swedes from Volvo continue to advance on passenger safety and more: the new 2014 Volvo XC90, will provide in a world premiere three very interesting safety systems.

World-Class Safety Systems by Volvo

Volvo World-Class Safety Systems

Volvo has officially announced that the new generation 2014 Volvo XC90 will feature three safety systems which will be equipping in a world premiere a production model, regardless of the segment. The three systems are based on the radar system and the cameras that equip the car, and their role is to prevent collisions and accidents that frequently occur on the roads due to drivers or pedestrians careless.

2014 Volvo XC90 Safety Systems

The first of these systems is an evolution of the Pedestrian Detection package that Volvo already has included in the City Safety. This time, the system is able to “see” pedestrians at night, in complete darkness, also with the ability to automatically brake, if necessary, if it detects a possible impact.

City Safety with Pedestrian Detection in darkness will continue to provide automatic brake in case of imminent collisions with other cars or cyclists. The next step in the evolution of this system is to detect animals and autonomous braking if needed, this feature following to be released after the 2014 Volvo XC90 official launch on the market.


The second package offered in a world premiere by the future 2014 Volvo XC90 is very interesting as effects and highly complex as operation. Its official name is Road Edge and Barrier Detection with Steer Assist (REBDSA).

According to the information provided by the Swedish engineers, the car detects, using its cameras, if the car’s trajectory tends to leave the road and discretely clicks the wheel to keep the car on the road. The safety package detects both the side of the road (making a distinction between asphalt and gravel without the need for marking lines) and the side protection barriers, “guiding” the car accordingly.


Finally, the last system offered of the 2014 Volvo XC90 is the most advanced iteration of an existing Adaptive Cruise Control System. If this type of package offered today by the most car manufacturers – depending on the case – is about keeping the distance from the car in front and automatically accelerating or braking if that car reduces or increases the speed, the system provided by Volvo will have in addition a fully Autonomous Steering. The car will thus mark the vehicle in front and the marking lines on the highway and will automatically easily steer accordingly.


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In addition to the safety systems presented, Volvo aims to develop in the near future some safety packages presented in the recent months. These are related to Autonomous Self-Parking (the car finds a free park space and parks automatically, without the driver), the Car-2-Car Communication (the cars intelligently communicate with each other to avoid accidents) and the Animal Detection System that will be part of the City Safety package.

Volvo Safety Systems Wallpaper [photo gallery]

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