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2015 Volvo XC90 Will Incorporate Scalable Product Architecture

As we all know, Volvo is a company that prides itself with its vehicles that are among the safest on the automobile market. Therefore, it’s no surprise that their goal is to create a car that will take people to a crash-free future. The new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) definitely puts them on the right track.
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In case you didn’t know about it, the SPA is a an ingenious new architecture that will actually help the driver avoid various accidents as well as offering protection in life-threatening situations. Thus, because of the Scalable Product Architecture, the company can reinforce its safety leadership and move towards its goal of having no deaths or seriously injured in one of their ll by 2020.

"We retain our uncompromising attitude to offering superior crash protection,” says Jan Ivarsson, Senior Manager, Safety Strategy and Requirements at Volvo Cars. “The new architecture opens up for further improvements. Seven per cent of the safety cage in the original XC90 was made of hot-formed boron steel. The structure in the upcoming all-new XC90 features over 40 per cent hot-formed steel, which translates into significantly improved strength but without adding mass or weight.”

The SPA will be incorporated in the 2015 XC90, the crossover being equipped with a system that can detect pedestrians as well as animals at night and as such focusing on collision avoidance. Also, Volvo’s XC90 comes with a smart seatbelt pre-tension system, seat belts actually tightening when the radars detects an imminent crash.

These are not the only safety features the car incorporates, an Adaptive Cruise Control with Steer Assist being also included in the future XC90. This system enables the car to automatically steer itself, therefore maintaining a peaceful drive during traffic jams.

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