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XC90s IntelliSafe technology makes tricky parking easy and safe

XC90s IntelliSafe technology makes tricky parking easy and safe

The all-new Volvo XC90 will feature a technology to make getting into tight spaces a breeze.

Its new IntelliSafe support technologies include an extended Park Assist Pilot, offering automatic reversing into a parking bay using multiple sensors as well as entering and exiting a parallel parking spot and Cross Traffic Alert, which warns of approaching traffic of up to 30-metres on each side when reversing out of a parking space.

Park Assist Pilot facilitates both parallel and bay parking by taking over and operating the steering wheel while the driver handles the gearbox and controls the car's speed.

Dr Peter Mertens, senior vice president research and development of Volvo Car Group, said: "Several studies by research institutes reveal that up to two-thirds of interviewed motorists feel uncomfortable in tight parking situations. Options such as the extended Park Assist Pilot and bird's-eye view function helps make these potentially stressful situations comfortable, precise and safe."

The XC90 can also display a digitally created bird's-eye view of the 360 area around the car on the large centre screen.

The "360 Surround View also provides great support during parking, for instance when you want to make sure that all parts of the car are within the lines of a parking spot." added Peter Mertens.

by: Danielle Bagnall