New Volvo XC90 prepared for fully autonomous driving

The new Volvo XC90 is in the pipeline next year. The Swedes are still keeping a lid on what the new Volvo flagship will look like, but they do already reveal that it will be fully electric and that it will be fitted with Lidar technology as standard, which should make autonomous driving possible.

Volvo confirms that the new XC90 will come standard with Lidar technology and a powerful computer. With that hardware on board, which Volvo experimented with at an earlier stage, it should be possible at a later stage to drive fully autonomously on the highway, according to Volvo. However, according to Volvo, this is only possible ‘once the safety of the system has been officially established’. Which means as much as: as soon as the legislator allows autonomous driving. The software will be further improved through over-the-air updates. With the new hardware and software, Volvo wants to facilitate …


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