a 100% electric SUV with an innovative security system, and that will coexist with the Volvo XC90 — Electric car — Autobild.es

New Volvo EX90. This is what the new SUV will be called Volvowhich will be fully electric and in principle will not replace the Volvo XC90, but will coexist with it.

This new Volvo will be based on the SPA-2 platform, the same one currently used by the Volvo XC90, model that, as indicated, will continue to be marketed once the Volvo EX90 reaches the market.

It should be noted that the presentation teaser of Volvo EX90 –The images of the SUV that we show correspond to a concept of a SUVs big that the Swedish brand showed last year, although everything suggests that the final model will look quite similar to this one– it was the first event of the new CEO of Volvo, Jim Rowan, coming from Dyson.

Jim Rowan, CEO of Volvo Cars, during the presentation of the ‘teaser’ of the EX90

As Rowan explained during the virtual presentation, with the new Volvo EX90 the brand enters a new “safety era”, with safety in mind.

Thus, the Volvo EX90, which in no way replaces the Volvo XC90 –because it will continue to be marketed with its range of Recharge thermal and electrified engines–, it will debut a new protection shield.

The protective shield of the Volvo EX90 will have a LiDAR (Laser Imaging Detection and Ranging; a device that allows to determine the distance from a laser emitter to an object or surface using a pulsed laser beam), located on the ceiling and that works both day and night.

Thanks to software Developed by Volvo and the central calculation capacity of the EX90, redundancy is introduced, according to the Swedish brand, to increase safety and thus be able to control even more potential risks than before, both inside and outside.

Concept image of how LiDAR works in the new Volvo EX90

In addition, the aforementioned protective shield of the Volvo EX90 – which adds 8 cameras, 5 radars and 16 sensors to LiDAR – will be able to detect a pedestrian at 250 meters and a tire at 120 meters.

According to data provided by the Swedish brand, the innovative security system of the new electric vehicle of Volvo will allow a 20% reduction in serious accidents, as well as a 9% reduction in minor accidents.

The new Volvo EX90 will help you because it “understands” you

In addition to the outer protective shield, the new Volvo EX90 will include an internal security system. This system, which will consist of two cameras, will be continuously monitoring the driver, although, according to those responsible for Volvo, “it will not record anything that happens inside.”

Likewise, nothing will be registered and that violates privacy.

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What this artificial brain will do is analyze the behavior of the driver, and based on Volvo’s own algorithms, it will be able to detect situations of potential risk, by identifying and measuring the concentration of the eye.

With this technology, the Volvo EX90 can tell if you’re distracted, tired or even under the influence of alcohol.

Volvo EX90 interior monitoring system sketch

In this sense, and in case of detecting a potentially risky situation, the interior monitoring system of the Volvo EX90 will warn you, first softly and then with more insistence if necessary.

And if the worst happens like falling asleep or becoming unwell (heart attack, for example) while driving, the EX90 can safely stop automatically and call for help.

This could be the interior of the new Volvo EX90

The Volvo EX90’s interior monitoring security system is able to “understand” because it has a huge amount of information on human behavior, and as time goes by it will become more intelligent and safer, as it incorporates new data and it will be updated.

It should be noted that this innovative safety system for the passenger compartment of the EX90 also prevents animals or people from being forgotten inside the car, an extreme of which unfortunately many cases have already occurred.

Will Volvo’s nomenclature change with electric SUVs?

A question that arises after the presentation of the teaser of the new Volvo EX90 is if the Swedish brand is going to stop using the XC nomenclature for its SUVs, or if on the contrary its cars electric vehicles will use the EX denomination.

According to those responsible for Volvo Spain, the EX90 will be part of the electric range charge, and nothing has been decided yet.

All these doubts and those that may arise will be revealed on November 9, which is the announced date on which the new Volvo EX90, which will be manufactured, like the Volvo XC90 in the plant that has the Swedish brand in South Carolina (United States).

There is no information on prices either, but we do know that in the first quarter of 2023 the prices of the Volvo EX90 And when will it go on sale? The first units of the Volvo EX90 electric SUV will hit the market at the end of 2023.

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