2022 Volvo XC90
Volvo will use Level 4 autonomy called Highway Pilot when the SPA Generation-2 XC90 begins production in the automaker’s just-opened U.S. assembly plant here in 2021.
Volvo’s primary objective “is to get to Level 4 for the unsupervised part of the journey,” R&D chief Henrik Green told reporters at the factory opening here Wednesday.
2022 Volvo XC90 Features
By “without supervision,” Highway Pilot will permit chauffeurs to let the Volvo XC90 drive itself without having to be all set to take control of. That was the preliminary strategy of Volvo’s 50-car Drive Me pilot test in Gothenburg, Sweden, last year. However, Volvo drew back on letting the chauffeurs divert their attention or even sleep while behind the wheel on around 30 miles of the highway near the company head office over security issues.
Volvo now plans to skip Level 3 because of concerns about the ambiguous space between motorist help and unsupervised self-driving vehicles and go straight to Level 4. The Highway Pilot system will interact with the Cloud but will continue to drive itself if it is detached. You will be able to go to sleep while the XC90 drives you along with certain areas of restricted access commuter road, Green stated.
2022 Volvo XC90 For The U.S.
Whether it is provided in the U.S. from the start depends upon federal U.S. regulative policy. Highway Pilot might be offered in parts of Europe before it is provided here. The Ridgeville plant starts structure 2019 Volvo S60s this fall at an anticipated yearly rate of about 60,000 units, for international consumption.
2022 Volvo XC90 Production
The 2022 Volvo XC90, to be constructed on the second generation of the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) starts production in 2021 in Ridgeville, which has a capacity of 150,000 vehicles each year. The XC90 likewise will be exported worldwide from the U.S. Expected rates of the Highway Pilot will be a “four-figure” premium, Green said.
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