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Volvo's Commitment to Autonomous Driving

  LIDAR Standard Equipment in Electric XC90 SUV in 2022                              Source:  Volvo & Luminar Technologies                    Volvo's Long Standing Commitment to Life Saving Technologies Sweden based Volvo, now owned by China's Geeley, has a long history of being the first with life saving automotive technologies.  It was the first automaker to make side impact airbags standard equipment.  It was also the first to make 3 point seatbelts standard.  Now, it is the first to make LIDAR sensors standard, no extra cost equipment, starting with its next generation electric XC90 SUV in 2022.  This is a major commitment by Volvo to automated and autonomous driving.  LIDAR uses laser light pulses to provide precise images of the environment surrounding the car to avoid obstacles, pedestrians, other vehicles and potential collisions. The LIDAR is embedded into the roofline of the vehicle as seen in the above image. Strategic Safe Driving Decision The decision to includ

Important Innovations Collection: World's 1st FutureProof EBike

World's 1st Future Proof Electric Bike Source:  Xtracycle Unique Gadget - Bike Expands to Cargo Bike When Needed The company Xtracycle says they've created the world's 1st future proof electric bike that is usable over a lifetime of changing needs.  The electric bike can be expanded from a standard bike to a cargo bike and back again.  For a great news blog on this new gadget, go to Important Innovations Collection: World's 1st FutureProof EBike : Build Your Bike Source:  Xtracycle Xtracycle RFA Electric Bike This bike has a modular design that allows it to be reconfigured for c...