Volvo announced plans to submit a flagship EX90 electric vehicle on 9 November to replace a full-size petrol crossover of XC90. By 2030, Volvo intends to release only electric vehicles.
In the run-up to the annotation, the company revealed a number of details about the new crossover. According to its statement, the new one would be equipped with eight cameras, five radars, 16 ultrasonic sensors and an advanced lidar. Volvo also reported that the EX90 lidar would have a range of 250 m and would be able to detect an object such as a car tyre at high speed.
Note that two cameras will be located in the electric car compartment and will monitor the driver ' s eyes to determine whether he is monitoring the road or his reactions are braked, which happens in the case of alcohol intoxication. If the driver is distracted, the cameras will record it, and the vehicle will issue a series of warnings designed to bring the driver ' s attention back to the road. If he does not respond to the warning, the vehicle will slow down, eventually stop completely on the side and activate the emergency lights.
EX90 will also be the first model to be equipped with a new enhanced driver assistance system, the Volvo Ride Pilot, which will allow the car to travel on the freeway without the driver's intervention, and this function will be launched in California as a subscription service after approval by state regulators.
To date, the Volvo portfolio includes two high-speed electric vehicles: XC40 Recorde, which was sold in 2021, and C40 Recordage this year. By the middle of this decade, the company is planning to sell 600,000 electric vehicles.