Next-Gen Volvo Flagship Offers Standard LiDAR and AI Supercomputer Tech
AI-powered supercomputers and in-vehicle LiDAR technology may sound like the stuff of science fiction or fodder for flashy concept cars, but that’s not the case with the upcoming fully electric Volvo flagship SUV. The XC90’s successor will be brimming with innovative tech tools that are designed to provide peace of mind and help you stay aware of your surroundings.
The future of driving
The upcoming electric SUV will have more than just state-of-the-art design and comfort features, it’ll have the latest driver-assist technology, too. Every model will come standard with LiDAR sensing technology by Luminar, as well as an NVIDIA DRIVE Orin™ autonomous driving computer powered by software from Zenseact. This new SUV won’t be the automaker’s first collaboration with NVIDIA, either — since early in 2021, Volvo has run its core computers with NVIDIA technology, which provides the power needed to process LiDAR input and visual data from camera systems.
The future flagship will combine these new features and improved processing power with backup systems that manage essential functions like braking and steering. Taken together, all of these features will enable the automaker’s new Highway Pilot functionality. This smart new tech tool will allow autonomous, hands-free, unsupervised driving on select roadways where.
Smart technology for a safer tomorrow
By combining tried-and-true collision avoidance features with innovative AI driving software and new technology from Luminar, Volvo hopes to help drivers avoid accidents, injuries, and fatalities. Best of all, once you drive off the lot, you won’t have to worry about your car’s technology getting left behind.
“As we improve our safety technology continuously through updates over the air, we expect collisions to become increasingly rare and hope to save more lives,” Green said.
Hakan Samuelsson, chief executive of Volvo, agreed with this sentiment and emphasized the brand’s commitment to safety. “By having this hardware as standard, we can continuously improve safety features over the air and introduce advanced autonomous drive systems, reinforcing our leadership in safety,” he stated.
In addition to providing more peace of mind behind the wheel, Volvo Cars also hopes that these advanced safety features will help drivers save some cash on their insurance premiums. And since all fully electrified Volvo models come standard with insurance coverage, where available, Volvo EV drivers could find themselves saving a bundle on this costly car ownership expense.
The electric Volvo flagship SUV is slated to debut in 2022. But if you can’t wait to see the latest Volvo innovations for yourself, browse our inventory or schedule a test drive today.
This article is presented by Stadel Volvo.