The Volvo XC90 Includes an Array of 'World-First' Safety Features

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Jul 25, 2014
References: media.volvocars & gizmag
The Volvo XC90 is not only claimed to be the world's most powerful and energy-efficient SUV, but is also believed to include a range of unprecedented safety features.

The vehicle is equipped with a 'run off road' protection package designed to keep drivers from veering off the road and protecting them if they do. This includes a Lane Keeping Aid that applies extra torque to the steering wheel when the car's camera detects that it's about to leave the lane unintentionally. This is combined with Driver Alert Control, which uses the camera to detect if the driver is fatigued. The package even includes a Rest Stop Guidance feature that will direct fatigued drivers to the nearest rest stop.

The Volvo XC90 even includes a Safe Positioning system that tightens the front seat belts to further protect occupants from an impending impact. It is also fitted with technology that automatically applies the brakes if the vehicle turns into the path of an oncoming car.