Volvo S90

Volvo Car USA has announced that its Volvo S90 sedan will feature semi-autonomous driving tech as standard. This will make the S90 the first vehicle to feature the system at no extra cost to buyers in the US.

Company president and CEO, Lex Kerssemakers, said “making semi-autonomous features standard in the S90 symbolises Volvo’s commitment to autonomous driving and our Vision 2020.”

Volvo explains that the new S90 will feature a second-generation version of its Pilot Assist system. The first-gen system was introduced on the new XC90, allowing the vehicle to accelerate, decelerate, stop and steer autonomously on roads with clear lane markings.

However, the XC90’s system was only capable of performing this under 48 km/h. The second-gen system that has been fitted on the S90 will allow it to perform the same functions, but up to a more reasonable highway-friendly speed of 128 km/h instead.

The new Volvo S90 will be previewed at the coming Detroit Auto Show, and is expected to be available in US dealerships by the second half of 2016.

GALLERY: Volvo S90