Volvo Cars’ future fully electric SUV will have top safety technology as standard to help save more lives as the company sets new benchmark for automotive safety. The successor to Volvo Cars’ XC90 will be revealed in 2022 will come with sensors, with LiDAR technology that is developed by Luminar and an autonomous driving computer powered by NVIDIA Drive Orin as the standard. “Volvo Cars is and always has been a leader in safety. It will now define the next level of car safety,” said Håkan Samuelsson, chief executive. “By having this hardware as standard, we can continuously improve safety features over the air and introduce advanced autonomous drive systems, reinforcing our leadership in safety.”
“In our ambition to deliver ever safer cars, our long-term aim is to achieve zero collisions and avoid crashes altogether,” said Henrik Green, chief technology officer. “As we improve our safety technology continuously through updates over the air, we expect collisions to become increasingly rare and hope to save more lives.”
Backup systems with LiDAR compute and software technology will allow use of the Highway Pilot functionality. This new safety technology displays Volvo Cars’ belief in working together with technology leaders such as Luminar, NVIDIA and Zenseact.