Volvo will launch an advanced version of its semi-autonomous Pilot Assist software on the all-new Volvo S90 sedan. The feature will come standard on all S90s sold in the U.S.
Inaugurated on the Volvo XC90 crossover, Pilot Assist allows the vehicle to automatically accelerate, decelerate, come to a complete stop, and steer in road conditions with clear lane markings based on the car in front.
While the XC90 can do that at speeds up to 30 mph (48 km/h), the second-generation Pilot Assist on the S90 will allow these functions to work up to 80 mph (130 km/h).
“Making semi-autonomous features standard in the S90 symbolizes Volvo's commitment to autonomous driving and our Vision 2020,” said Lex Kerssemakers, President & CEO of Volvo Car USA. “The S90 will be the first vehicle to offer this semi-autonomous technology as standard.”
No information about the Canadian market is available at this point, but it’s safe to assume Pilot Assist 2.0 will be offered here as well.
The all-new Volvo S90 will make its public debut next week at the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.