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Redesigned 2016 Volvo XC90 Gains New Safety Technology

Redesigned 2016 Volvo XC90 Gains New Safety Technology

By Jeff Youngs, July 10, 2013
Next year, Volvo will introduce a redesigned 2016 XC90 model, and has announced that the new 3-row crossover SUV will offer "world-class" safety technologies including autonomous steering and a pedestrian detection system that works in darkness. Following the new 2016 Volvo XC90's initial debut, the automaker plans to offer a collision-mitigation system that detects animals day or night, and automatically applies the brakes on the SUV to avoid an impact or to reduce vehicle speed at impact.

"When the first XC90 was introduced in 2002, it featured a number of groundbreaking safety features. By revealing a number of systems for the next generation XC90 we once again confirm our leadership in automotive safety," said Thomas Broberg, senior safety advisor, Volvo Car Group.

Volvo wants to reduce to zero the number of people who are killed while driving or riding in its latest generation of cars and SUVs by 2020. The company says that its Car 2 Car communication system allows the new XC90 to communicate with other vehicles and with the environment, and that its approach to meeting its goal is to develop autonomous vehicles that can "move safely in environments with non-autonomous vehicles and unprotected road users."

The all-new 2016 Volvo XC90 is expected to go on sale by the end of 2014.

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