Introducing Volvo Cars Air Quality Technology
As a world-first, Volvo Cars will be introducing a premium air-quality technology inside new Volvo’s, as part of a goal to achieve cleaner and healthier air inside their cars. Drivers will also be able to clean the air inside the cabin ahead of their journey.
The advanced technology is included with a sensor, measuring PM 2.5 levels inside the car, making it a first in the automotive industry. As PM 2.5 measurements and related information are well established in places like China, Volvo Cars will benefit from the feature which allows them to compare the air quality inside the vehicle, to that of the air quality outside the car. The PM 2.5 measurements are used globally to measure the amount of fine particulate matter is in the air, and with the recommended levels recommended by the World Health Organisation being exceeded in many urban areas, Volvo Cars has seen the impact being made and set on their way to minimising the impact in their cars.
The Advanced Air Cleaner is available on all 60 and 90 series models in the Volvo line up and is based on the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) since this spring. Featuring a synthetic fibre-based filter and ionisation, the Advanced Air Cleaner keeps up to 95% of all PM 2.5 particles out of the cabin. Not only does this system optimise the air quality inside the car, but it also limits the adverse health effects associated with air pollution. What’s more, cleaner air inside the car also helps advance safe driving thanks to healthy and fresh air improving driver concentration.
Using the smartphone app, drivers of relevant Volvo models will easily be able to schedule an extra cleaning of the cabin air, before setting off – with the app then telling the driver about the PM 2.5 levels inside the cabin once the clean is complete.
“With our Advanced Air Cleaner technology, you can rest assured that the air you breathe inside your Volvo is cleaner and healthier. We believe that clean air is good for you, both from a health and from a safety perspective, and we will continue to push the envelope in this area.”
Anders Löfvendahl, Senior Technical Expert on Cabin Air Quality at Volvo Cars
As if that wasn’t enough, Volvo is also working on creating a healthy environment inside its cars thanks to a long-standing focus on removing emissions from organic substances in the car, as well as minimising the amount of allergy-causing materials from the vehicle interiors. By having strict sourcing requirements for suppliers, Volvo can minimise the generation and emission of odours from parts and materials found throughout the cabin. In addition, Volvo Cars also works closely with a number of universities and institutes on material projects and developing and implementing ever-stricter allergy standards for Volvo interiors. Volvo uses a special team of odour assessors, known as The Noses, to test components individually and on a complete car level for odour emissions. With technological advances, Volvo still utilise this team for the odour control process as the human nose is much more sensitive than any technology can be.
Contact your local Caffyns Volvo today to find out more and to discover how the Advanced Air Cleaner technology can benefit you.