Volvo upgrades its technology in the XC90 for 2017.[Not a valid template]
Upgrades include an updated version of its semi-autonomous driving technology called Pilot Assist II, now working up to speeds of 130ph (a 65kph increase on the current model) which accelerates, steers and brake the car. Run-off Road Mitigation technology is also now featured, which corrects the steering if control is lost. Large Animal Detection tech being made available across the range.
Inside, ‘Volvo On Call’ app has been added which can recognise voice controls, as well as being able to pre-heat and lock the car from the app. Smartphone calendars can also be synced to the app enabling appointment destinations to be sent to the car’s satnav. The new ‘CleanZone’ function uses an air filtration system to clear air of pollutants, before it enters the cabin.
The news follows the recent unveil of the new XC90 Excellence (pictured above), the most luxurious model in Volvo’s 89-year history. Mechanically identical to its base model and equipped with a 410bhp T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid powertrain, the Excellence features a new, premium leather trim and hand-crafted crystal glasses from Swizz glass maker Orrefors. Also available are massage seat functions, two folding tables and heated/cooling cupholders.
Source – Volvo