at the height Of the Pampas junction, just before the exit to the New Karolinska, it happens. Simply the car starts beeping loudly and the brake sets in. There are no cars, or any other form of obstacles, in the vicinity.
We try several times, and the same thing happens every time. Volvo V70:n from 2016 autobromsar if it is in any of the two files to the right.
the throttle so the function turns off and the car releases the brake. Theoretically, it is possible that the car autobromsar to the still standing, but because we want to avoid an accident, we have canceled the slowdown at the test sessions.
Every day travel closer to 60,000 vehicles on the Essingeleden. It is one of the country's most used ways, and it is often tight between the cars. A tvärbromsning could have unfortunate consequences.
the Car as DN hears is not the only one. Madeleine Rune, who owns a Volvo XC60 from 2017, to have similar experiences from the same place on the Essingeleden. She had not, however, the cruise control turned on, so the car did not, but indicated only that there was an obstacle.
– the First time it happened I was about to get the heartbeat. I made nothing. If the car perceives as a speed bump start of the whistle and the flashing red light in your window, but there was nothing around me. Several of my friends with Volvos have been through the same thing, " she says.Volvo brakes for no reason when DN:s reporter running on the Essingeleden. The red line on the inside of the windscreen indicate that the vehicle's security system detects an obstacle. Photo: Fredrik Funck
there may be something wrong to the left of the car that interferes with its cameras.
– If a car is just ahead in the lane to the left of me, the reaction will not. Otherwise, it happens basically every time I run there, " she says.
When DN first contact Volvo Cars ask their presstalesperson Annika Bjerstaf to get back to you via e-mail. In the email she writes to autobromssystemet has its limitations and that it may be influenced by glare, bright sunlight, and unclear markings. She writes also that Volvo has received reports of similar events, but do not want to say how many they are or if they apply to the site on the Essingeleden.
”Such information is not shown, it is internal and for internal investigation.”, she writes.
the Company has not, however, heard about all of the inaccuracies in the autobromssystem led to any accidents or injuries.
then wrote Expressen about the problems with the Volvo autobromssystem. Even then, it was a place on the Essingeleden. A spokesperson for Volvo said to the newspaper that they received reports on the matter and that the owners with the defect should contact a qualified specialist workshop.
When the owner of the car that DN provåkt with contacted Volvo they said that the problem may be due to an error on the software and that it could be remedied with an update that they had to pay for themselves. But Volvo gave no guarantees. After the owner updated the system remained the error. The third time, the DN tested was after the update.
the Swedish transport administration is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Essingeleden. They have not heard of this phenomenon.
" I do not know about this. We have not learned of anything that would interfere with such a system, as radio waves, or the like, " says the Swedish transport administration's press officer Bengt Olsson.