Volvo’s new-generation XC90 SUV is announced to arrive not later than 2021. That’s okay because the current flagship high-riding vehicle of the famous Sweden automaker is still a pretty interesting and fresh option. Three years until the arrival of the 2021 Volvo XC90 may be a long period, but regardless of the fact, the car manufacturer has a good plan for the SUV already.
Volvo Senior Vice President Henrik Green revealed to The Car Connection that they expect a lot from the 2021 Volvo XC90 because the SUV is going to the first available vehicle with the Volvo’s new Highway Assist self-driving technology. This is basically the level 4 autonomous driving technology, which will reportedly be able to transport “sleeping passengers” to their destination on the highway.
According to him, the Highway Assist will be pretty similar to Pilot Assist which is available already. However, the future system should be a lot more advanced because the net of lidar, radar, and cameras will help the car drive without any interfering of the driver. Also, instead of today’s infrastructure communications systems, the new system will use cloud-based information (most likely a map data) to drive the 2021 XC90.