Volvo EX90 Debuts at CES 2023
Volvo is continuing their charge into fully electric vehicle (EV) territory with the EX90 SUV, which made its United States debut at CES 2023 in Las Vegas.
The Volvo EX90 is a seven-seater utility chock-full of technology– sensors, cameras, screens and more. In fact, the EX90 is self described as “a highly advanced computer on wheels.”
Sensor mounted above the windshield
More in depth, this model comes with one long-range lidar sensor, 5 radars, 8 cameras, and 16 ultrasonic sensors. The lidar, provided by Luminar, is capable of sensing small objects up to two football fields ahead– at day or at night, and at highway speeds. Some of the sensors create the new “driver understanding system.” This consists of a capacitive steering wheel and 2 camera-based gaze sensors, the vehicle will be able to monitor driver attentiveness and “help create a preventative shield of safety that you don’t know is there until you need it.”
Volvo claims that the EX90 will offer the highest level of standard safety on any of their models to date– that includes the aforementioned lidar system. Going beyond safety, the EX90 was shown with a 14.5-inch center infotainment screen, mounted vertically like a tablet. This offers a suite of Google-powered services, like Google Assistant, Google Maps and Google Play. Wireless Apple CarPlay is also compatible.
Pre-orders for the 2024 Volvo EX90 are open now, expected to reach the United States early next year. Exact pricing is yet to be seen, but Volvo says that a well-equipped model can be had for under $80,000.