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Volvo S90 to Feature Advanced Pilot Assist

January 06, 2016

Image courtesy of Volvo.
Image courtesy of Volvo.

Volvo Cars is introducing an advanced version its semi-autonomous Pilot Assist software on the all-new Volvo S90 sedan and making the software standard on all S90s sold in the U.S., the automaker said.

Pilot Assist, which debuted on the 2016 Volvo XC90, allows the vehicle to accelerate, decelerate, come to a complete stop and steer in road conditions with clear lane markings based on the car in front up to speeds of 30 mph. The second-generation Pilot Assist on the S90 will allow these functions to work up to highway speeds (80 mph) without the need for a pilot car.

“Making semi-autonomous features standard in the S90 symbolizes Volvo’s commitment to autonomous driving and our Vision 2020,” said Lex Kerssemakers, president and CEO of Volvo Car USA. “The S90 will be the first vehicle to offer this semi-autonomous technology as standard.”

The all-new Volvo S90 will make its public debut at the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit and will be available in the U.S. later this year.

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