Volvo EX90 electric SUV will debut November 9, claimed to be safest model yet

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    Volvo’s flagship electrical SUV will debut November 9 and will likely be dubbed EX90, CEO Jim Rowan confirmed Wednesday in a media presentation.

    Doubling down on its fame for security, Volvo additionally claims the EX90 will likely be its most secure model but, thanks largely to next-generation sensors and software program that may cut back crashes that lead to critical harm or dying by 20%.

    Volvo EX90 lidar system teased forward of Nov. 9 debut

    Volvo mentioned final 12 months that the then-unnamed electrical SUV would could have lidar and next-level software program and processing. The EX90’s sensor suite is predicted to incorporate a roof-mounted lidar sensor, eight cameras, 5 radar sensors, and 16 ultrasonic sensors to allow varied driver-assist options. That can embody a hands-free freeway driving help dubbed Trip Pilot.

    One of many new applied sciences launching on the EX90 will likely be a complicated driver-distraction monitor that makes use of in-house developed algorithms to gauge focus via gaze. It will have the ability to detect distraction, tiredness, or different types of inattention “past what has been attainable in a Volvo automobile thus far,” the automaker mentioned.

    Volvo EX90 lidar system teased ahead of Nov. 9 debut

    Volvo EX90 lidar system teased forward of Nov. 9 debut

    Volvo is predicted to promote each the EX90 and a next-generation XC90, a model that is at present bought with gasoline and plug-in hybrid powertrains. The subsequent-generation XC90 will use a brand new platform dubbed SPA2, however the EX90 is predicted to get its personal skateboard platform. 

    The South Carolina plant the place the EX90 will likely be constructed will likely be able to flex between the hybrid XC90 and this absolutely electrical model. The identical plant can even construct the Polestar 3 electrical SUV for Volvo’s spinoff model. Volvo has mentioned that it’ll make this plant absolutely electrical earlier than others—even ones in China.

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