Volvo presents its new technology for autonomous cars

7 Dec

 

Volvo presents its innovative self-driving technologies at the Los Angeles Auto Show. After its absence at the Paris Motor Show and in Geneva, the Swedish firm has placed a strong bet on this event. The Hall of Los Angeles will have for the first time with AutoMobility, a specific section where suppliers and manufacturers of the industry will present their proposals for sustainable mobility and alternative energy among many others. The Swedish automaker, in collaboration with Leminar, a leading company in the development of core detection technology for autonomous vehicles, will present the LIDAR sensors. These are capable of operating in a range of up to 250 meters.

 

We are at a time when autonomous cars are on everyone’s lips, but it seems that the operation of these generates great uncertainty. LIDAR sensors, thanks to the laser technology they use, have been able to develop a technique that uses the pulses of this light to detect objects and people over long distances. In the same way, these sensors will allow distinguishing limbs individually as well as body positions. Thanks to the advances brought by the LIDAR sensors, autonomous driving will enjoy greater safety in places with congested traffic. “Autonomous technology will take safe driving to a new level, beyond human limitations. This promise to improve safety is the reason why Volvo Cars wants to be a leader in autonomous driving. Ultimately, the technology will also create new benefits for our customers and for society in general, “said Henrik Green, Senior Vice President of Research and Development at Volvo Cars.

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With the LIDAR sensor, Volvo makes clear its commitment to autonomous driving. In fact last September the Swedish firm announced the Volvo 360C. This vehicle of electric propulsion will have great amplitude in its interior so that the occupants can carry out different activities during the journey.