According to reports, the cameras will monitor drivers for signs of drinking and driving and will limit speed, or in some cases park automatically, if the drivers eyes close or stray from the road for extended periods. Sensors will measure other factors, including driver’s reaction speed, weaving and steering. The automaker has not announced where the cameras or sensors would be located or how many of them there would be. They plan to introduce the system in the early 2020’s.
The Swedish automaker has a reputation for creating safe vehicles and a history of safety innovations. They are credited with introducing the three point seatbelt in 1959 and developed the first rear facing child seat in 1964.
Volvo has not yet commented on whether police would be contacted if the system determined a driver has been drinking. It is also unclear whether the system will be available only on certain models or included in all new Volvos.