Volvo and other car manufacturers have been working on a number of safety systems that are designed to avoid accidents, whether it be another car or a pedestrian.
Now Volvo has announced that they are working on a new system in Australia which is designed to avoid Kangaroo’s.
“Whereas Volvo Cars’ Pedestrian Detection technology is geared towards city driving, our kangaroo detection research is focusing on highway speed situations,” said Martin Magnusson, Senior Safety Engineer at Volvo Cars. “Kangaroos are very unpredictable animals and difficult to avoid, but we are confident we can refine our technology to detect them and avoid collisions on the highway.
“In Sweden we have done research involving larger, slower moving animals like moose, reindeer and cows which are a serious threat on our roads. Kangaroos are smaller than these animals and their behaviour is more erratic. This is why it’s important that we test and calibrate our technology on real kangaroos in their natural environment.”
You can find out more details about Volvo’s new Kangaroo avoidance system over at the company’s website at the link below.