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


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

Doubling down on its repute for security, Volvo additionally claims the EX90 might be its most secure mannequin but, thanks largely to next-generation sensors and software program that may scale back crashes that end in severe harm or demise 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 anticipated to incorporate a roof-mounted lidar sensor, eight cameras, 5 radar sensors, and 16 ultrasonic sensors to allow varied driver-assist options. That may embrace a hands-free freeway driving help dubbed Experience Pilot.

One of many new applied sciences launching on the EX90 might be a sophisticated driver-distraction monitor that makes use of in-house developed algorithms to gauge focus via gaze. It will be capable to detect distraction, tiredness, or different types of inattention “past what has been attainable in a Volvo automobile up to now,” 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 anticipated to promote each the EX90 and a next-generation XC90, a mannequin that is presently bought with gasoline and plug-in hybrid powertrains. The subsequent-generation XC90 will use a brand new platform dubbed SPA2, however the EX90 is anticipated to get its personal skateboard platform

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

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