The new Volvo XC90 will feature innovative technology such as road edge detection when it goes on sale next year.
In what the manufacturer describes as a world first, the vehicle will be able to locate where the physical road ends and apply steering assistance to prevent the vehicle driving off - even if no road markings are present.
Other safety features include pedestrian detection and auto braking in darkness, while a cruise control system that follows the vehicle ahead is intended to make the XC90 a more comfortable drive.
Senior safety advisor for Volvo Car Group Thomas Broberg noted the original model, introduced in 2002, included groundbreaking safety technology. The latest incarnation’s autonomous steering to help avoid accidents continues in that tradition.
“By revealing a number of systems for the next generation XC90 we once again confirm our leadership in automotive safety,” he said.
Volvo is also working on an autonomous parking concept, which would see a driver leave their vehicle at the entrance to a car park, for it to locate and park in a vacant space autonomously.
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