Volvo has introduced what we have lengthy suspected. The XC90’s substitute shall be an all-electric crossover. Its identify, as formally acknowledged by Volvo, shall be EX90, quite than the beforehand thought EXC90 or much more evocative Embla. The first philosophy of the brand new flagship, the corporate says, shall be that outdated Volvo calling card: security.
The automaker promised in a press release that “commonplace security within the EX90 shall be past that of any Volvo earlier than it.” They’re additionally reiterating that they are working to be a 100% crash-less and 100% carbon-neutral firm.
Volvo says the EX90 will cruise down the street with an “invisible defend” of cameras, radar and lidar sensors. They’ll work in unison to create a “360-degree real-time view of the world,” an outline that feels like Tesla’s not-quite FSD visualizations that present 3D representations of lanes and visitors actions on the middle display.
Volvo says over time the software program can scale back critical damage and deadly accidents by 20% and general crash avoidance by 9%. The software program is made to share knowledge from your entire fleet equally outfitted Volvos, studying because it goes.
Inside, the automotive will monitor driver alertness with algorithms that monitor eye gaze and focus. Volvo claims the programming is “past what has been doable in a Volvo automotive up to now.” If the system detects distraction it’s going to reply with growing ranges of assertiveness, beginning with “softly nudging”. Nevertheless if the motive force falls fully unconscious it is designed to soundly pull over and name for assist, in what sounds much like Mazda’s Co-Pilot function or VW’s Emergency Help 2.0.
Volvo has not revealed specs or the precise design of the EX90. We suspect will probably be primarily based on final yr’s Volvo Idea Recharge, although it might additionally appear to be the unearthed patent photos from final month. The Volvo EX90 shall be revealed in full on November 9.