Examples of such behaviour include a complete lack of steering input for extended periods of time, drivers who are detected to have their eyes closed or off the road for extended periods of time, as well as extreme weaving across lanes or excessively slow reaction times.
Starting in the early 2020s, Volvo will put cameras inside its vehicles to monitor a driver for unsafe behaviors.
Samuelsson said Volvo was talking to insurers to offer favourable terms to what it termed as "club max 180" customers who were using the safety features. However, Volvo claims that if the system could also detect if a driver is intoxicated or falling asleep.
Subaru already has a driver-monitoring camera in the Forester, created to force owners who take their eyes off the road to pay attention, but Volvo is promising to take things a step further, by using the semi-autonomous systems in its vehicles to take control.
Moreover, Samuelsson confirmed that all models manufactured on its SPA2 platform would have cameras and sensors installed in them to assist with interventions if the driver is deemed to not be in the right state of mind to man the wheel.
Samuelsson said that while the strategies meant Volvo might lose some customers keen on high speeds, it also opened opportunities to win parents who wanted to buy the safest vehicle to carry their children. In its quest to completely eliminate driver deaths, Volvo is taking more drastic steps to reduce accidents.
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As for how the system will know when you're too drunk to be driving?
The monitoring cameras, speed limit implementation and Care Key, all serve to support safer driving, according to Volvo.
Were Volvo the only automaker on the road, speed caps and new monitoring technology might be enough to meet Vision 2020 comprehensively.
Starting with the next generation of cars, from the start of the 2020s, Volvo will install cameras inside the auto to watch you as you drive. They've been responsible for gathering a huge database of incidents: the type of crash, the causes, how the vehicles were impacted, how safety technology helped or hindered, and what injuries were sustained.
Volvo has been using that data to set its priorities, and understand the "consequences and mechanisms" of its own safety tech, Lotta Jakobsson of the Volvo Safety Center said today. Jakobsson says that carmakers don't test with a very diverse set of dummy sizes and designs, and as a result, women, as well as people outside of average heights and weight ranges, tend to fare much worse in vehicle crashes.
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