Volvo’s EV range has so far been limited to smaller vehicles like C40 recharge, but now it’s ready to tackle the premium segment. Companies have announced that it will unveil the “top” EX90 electric SUV on November 9. While the brand is unsurprising in terms of details, it claims the new model will offer standard safety features. best of any Volvo to date.
The trick is to improve the “understanding” of both the driver and the environment. EX90 is said to include an advanced sensor array including camera, radar and LiDAR outside. In the cabin, multiple cameras and capacitive steering wheel sensors detect inattention and gradually take stronger actions to protect you, including stop the car on the side of the road and called for help.
Some of these safety concepts are not new. System like Superyacht of GM Check to see if your eyes are on the road, while the Tesla will turn off Autopilot and stop if you don’t put your hands on the wheel. However, it’s clear Volvo is hoping it offers the best protections, and LiDAR could give it an edge over rivals like Tesla (which doesn’t use LiDAR) and LiDAR. Lucid (still a relatively small brand).
It’s safe to say the EX90 will represent a change of tack. Instead of competing with the Tesla Model Y and other ‘entry-level’ luxury SUVs or crossovers, Volvo is more likely to aim straight at the premium segment. The vehicle can act as a halo product that draws electric vehicle buyers to the brand, even if they end up buying something more affordable.
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