Mon, 01 April 2019
All Volvo vehicles on the SPA2 platform will be fitted with advanced driver monitoring technology from the early 2020s, to detect drunk and distracted drivers. The move is a response to figures from the American NHTSA, revealing that almost 30 per cent of traffic fatalities involved drunk or drugged drivers in 2017. When the cars detect an impaired driver, they could limit their top speed, alert Volvo on-call assistance and, if all else fails, take over and park the car on the side of the road. A lack of steering input, having your eyes closed for extended periods of time, extreme weaving across lanes and significantly delayed reactions are all signals for the sensors to kick in.