At the media event, Volvo Car Group also demonstrated other features that are part of the continuous aim to bring the number of people killed and seriously injured in new Volvo cars down to zero by 2020.
Car 2 Car communication enables vehicles to communicate with each other and with the traffic environment, opening up fantastic possibilities. Vital information can be shared and exchanged – creating a more comfortable and safer drive.
The technology is based on communication between transmitters in vehicles and the road infrastructure, such as road signs and traffic lights.
The self-parking car
Autonomous Parking is a Volvo concept technology that allows a car to find and park in a vacant space by itself, allowing the driver to leave the vehicle at the entrance to the car park.
Combining autonomous driving with detection and auto brake for other objects makes it possible for the car to interact safely with other cars and pedestrians in the car park. The speed and braking are adapted for smooth integration in the parking environment.
“Our approach is based on autonomously driven cars being able to move safely in environments with non-autonomous vehicles and unprotected road users,” said Broberg.