Andreas Ekenberg, Function Developer Autonomous Driving Support, behind the wheel of the Volvo test car
Volvo's new traffic jam assistance system autonomously follows the car in front
Radar sensors and a camera give input to the traffic jam assistance system, which automatically controls the speed, the brakes and the steering in order to follow the vehicle in front
Volvo's new traffic jam assistance system is designed to take over the chore of driving in stop/start traffic
How Volvo's new traffic jam assistance system works
There are few things more frustrating than crawling along in stop/start traffic. Volvo has now come up with a system designed to make such monotonous trips a little more tolerable. At the push of a button, the traffic jam assistance system will automatically follow the preceding vehicle in slow-moving lines of traffic traveling at speeds of under 50 km/h (31 mph).
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