Volvo trying out kangaroo avoidance technology for Australian drivers

by SpeedLux

Volvo is aiming to tackle the problem using radar and electronic cameras to notice them along the roadway in advance and immediately brake as required. Similar technology currently exists for other animals– including human pedestrians– yet ‘roos are harder. A Volvo designer priced quote in the firm’s release puts its finest, mainly due to the fact that he recommendations both moose as well as reindeer: “In Sweden we have done research entailing larger, slower moving pets like moose, reindeer and cows which are a serious risk on our roads. Kangaroos are smaller sized compared to these animals and also their behaviour is much more unpredictable. This is why it is essential that we test as well as calibrate our modern technology on real kangaroos in their natural environment,” he states.

There’s no word on when kangaroo evasion will actually come to be a conventional feature on new Volvos sold Down Under, however it might not be long: all the modern technology as well as sensing units already exist, it’s mainly just a matter of calibrating the systems properly. Volvo performed real-world study (hopefully without killing any sort of real-time animals) near the Australian city, Canberra recently.

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