Regarding a potential problem with the Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) program, Volvo India has just released a recall for 1,891 units of its models in India. This notification is part of a far broader global notification of more than 7 Volvo lakh vehicles. The models impacted by this are the V90 cross country estate, S90 sedan, XC40, XC60 and XC90 SUVs from MY 2019 and 2020.
What the AEB technology does is to use a variety of sensors to identify roadside hazards such as pedestrians, bikes, stationary vehicles and to apply the brake automatically before coming too close to the barrier, without the need for driver guidance, thus helping to avoid collisions.
The issue Volvo seems to have with these recalled cars is that the mechanism will not immediately apply the brakes in high temperature conditions when the obstacles are sensed. Apparently the remedy for this problem is a quick software update, and the fault in no other form impedes the cars ‘drivability.