Volvo will soon introduce an all-electric version of its flagship SUV, the XC90. The brand’s CEO, Jim Rowan, also recently confirmed that the XC90’s successor would be called the EX90. He confirmed this during a speech about the new era of safety by the Scandinavian brand.
Ahead of the all-electric EX90’s unveiling, Volvo has released a series of teasers that hint at all the safety features Volvo will equip it with. However, Volvo has chosen not to show any hints of the EX90’s design yet. We expect to get to know more about the EX90 in the coming weeks before Volvo unveils its flagship electric SUV on 9th November 2022.
Volvo EX90 All-Electric Flagship SUV Teasers
Jim Rowan has confirmed a lot of features that will make their way into the EX90 all-electric flagship SUV. He also claimed that the EX90 would be the safest Volvo ever. The EX90 will come with state-of-the-art sensors such as cameras, radars and LiDAR. Furthermore, there will also be sophisticated software controlling and analysing all of it.
All this will be a part of Volvo’s next-generation safety technologies. Though they will make their debut on the EX90, they will gradually find their way into Volvo’s other models. As per Volvo, the EX90 will offer the most advanced sensor sets on the market. This will include 8 cameras, 5 radars, 16 ultrasonic sensors and 1 LiDAR sensor.
Volvo will mount the LiDAR sensor on the EX90’s roof. The brand claims it will be able to detect pedestrians from a distance of up to 820 feet, no matter the lighting conditions. Volvo also hopes the inclusion of LiDAR will reduce severe accidents by up to 20 per cent. It will also improve overall crash avoidance by up to 9 per cent. Hence, LiDAR will become a standard fitment for Volvo’s future models.
Driver Understanding System
The EX90 will also use a new “Driver Understanding” system to pay attention to the driver. The EX90 will come with 2 interior cameras and a capacitive steering wheel. The latter will sense the gaze patterns and steering behaviour for signals of stress, distraction or any other state that could impact driving. If it does, it will first start a warning signal. The volume level of this signal will depend on the severity of the situation. If the driver does not respond, it will take control of the vehicle. The system will start the hazard lights on and stop the vehicle safely at the side of the road.