Gothenburg - Volvo hopes to reinforce its reputation for safety-first driving by installing cameras and sensors in its cars from the early 2020s, monitoring drivers for signs of being drunk or distracted and intervening to prevent accidents.
The safety features, detailed at a briefing in Gothenburg on Wednesday which fleshed out plans outlined earlier this month, mark another step by Volvo towards its pledge to eliminate occupant fatalities.
Development of technology that would support such manoeuvres has accelerated in the past year as the industry increasingly focuses on autonomous cars.
Volvo is building a driverless highway autopilot car with Swedish parts maker Veoneer as it aims to achieve a third of its sales from self-driving cars by 2025.
But CEO Hakan Samuelsson told Reuters it would take another 5 to 10 years before there was a mass takeup of such vehicles, creating a viable market to sell cars with additional safety features such as camera monitoring in the meantime.