Also a world first offered by Volvo is Junction Autobrake. Simply put, the car stops if you're trying to pull out in front of oncoming vehicles. Like the all-new Mercedes S-Class, the XC90 also has sensors that can detect if you're about to be rear-ended. In this situation, it will flash the taillights rapidly to alert the other driver and brace the occupants by tightening the seatbelts. The brakes are also applied, reducing the risk of whiplash injuries to the spine.
City Assist will be standard on all XC90, meaning the car will constantly scan for pedestrians, cyclist and other hazard. The list of tech also includes road sign detection, blind spot monitoring and "queue assist" which automatically accelerates, brakes and even steers you safely though slow traffic.
So what about parking? Surely moving a big vehicle like the XC90 though your local shopping are's garage won't be easy! Volvo has thought of that too. Park Assist is nothing new – you can already order it even on the small V40 family hatch. However, the latest version of the system can do bay parking as well. And if you don't trust the computers to do the job for you, an array of cameras placed all around the XC90 will give you a 360 degree bird's eye view that's perfect for tight situations.