Volvo is a company known for leading the way in introducing safety systems into cars. After all, back in 1959, she devised a system for tying down passengers in cars that is still used today, and it is interesting that she did not want to patent it, but instead gave it to all competitors, because the safety of passengers in vehicles was more important to them than the profit from sale of patent rights.
Now this company wants to improve security again, but in a more technologically advanced way. It is in question a new radar system that will monitor the interior of the vehicle, not only the cabin but also the trunk, to make it impossible to lock the vehicle if someone is in it. The idea behind this invention is to avoid situations when children or pets are locked in vehicles alone, especially during the summer period. In this way, trauma can be prevented, as well as the lives of people and animals. In addition, if a person or an animal is detected in the car during a hot day, the system could automatically start the air conditioningin order to reduce the risk of unwanted consequences.
Although “forgetting” a child or pet in the car seems inconceivable to many of us, it does happen. Research conducted by Volvo indicates that it is since 1998, in the USA alone, there have been more than 900 such cases with a fatal outcome. And the number of victims in the whole world is probably many times higher.
The first car to receive this system is the Volvo EX90 electric SUV, which will go on sale in 2024. In order to ensure “coverage” of the entire interior space, Volvo has placed sensors in several places in the cabin and in the trunk that are able to detect movements of less than a millimeter. For now, there are no other technical details on how the whole system works, so we’ll have to wait for the EX90 to hit the market. The only thing we can do is that we hope that it, like the seat belt, will become a standard part of the equipment of every new car in the future.
Source: PC Press by pcpress.rs.
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