Take a coffee break. It has for several years been the message of many of the newer cars, when the sensors in the cabin to have a registered driver fatigue.
Now the Swedish Volvo take the next step and make the car able to warn, alert or even stop the car if it detects fatigue, distraction, or driving under the influence.
It must be done with a number of new kamerateknologier, which Volvo will begin to build into the next generation of cars. The first models will get the technology, according to Volvo will be introduced at an unspecified time 'in the early 2020's'.
It has the Swedish automaker announced in a press release by Reuters for the first time have described.
Volvo has a stated goal that no one should die or be seriously injured behind the wheel of a Volvo by 2020, and it is according to Reuters in this context that the new venture must be seen. In fact, the technology must be to completely avoid accidents, says the vice-president of Volvo's research department, consisting, Henry Green.
- When it comes to security, it is our goal to avoid accidents to reduce the effect when an accident is imminent and unavoidable. In this case, will the cameras keep an eye on behavior, which can lead to serious injury or death, he says in the press release.
According to the Volvo cars are among other things able to detect how quickly the driver responds and whether they wobble more than good is. Sensors will at the same time keep an eye on the eyes are on the road, and the driver is doing something to control the car.
How many cameras, the cabin must be equipped with in order to make the ambition a reality, Volvo has not yet out with. It is also not completely in place, what the car should do in the case that the cameras pick up some of those mischiefs.
- Car's intervention could involve a lower speed, beat the alarm for the Volvo On Call service or, as a last resort, stop the car and park it safely, write the Volvo in a press release.
It is not more than a month's time ago, Volvo announced that it would lower the top speed of its models to 180 km/h. According to the press release, it should also be possible to lower the car's top speed further, when, for example, lend the car out.
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