The next Volvo XC90 will become an autonomousJune 21, 2018
The next-generation Volvo XC90 SUV will be equipped with a fourth-level autonomous control system: the cars will be able to transport “sleeping passengers” on their own, but only on certain roads. This was in an interview with The Car Connection, said Senior Vice President for Research and Development of the Swedish brand Henrik Greene.
A technology called Highway Assist will be offered as an option. She will receive the necessary data from the cloud system, presumably this will be high-accuracy cartographic information, and will not use the V2X communication standards (car infrastructure or car-car).
According to preliminary information, the new Volvo XC90 will appear in 2021. By this time, the company hopes to get permission from the US government and state local governments to move drones along the usual roads.
Currently, for Volvo models, a semi-autonomous Pilot Assist II system is available: it allows you to move both in dense city traffic and on country roads. The system operates at speeds of up to 130 kilometers per hour, and for orientation on the road it only needs a well-marked markup.