Autonomous driving systems are becoming a key differentiator in the luxury segment so Volvo has announced plans to make its semi-autonomous system standard equipment on all S90 sedans sold in the United States.

Autonomous driving systems are becoming a key differentiator in the luxury segment so Volvo has announced plans to make its semi-autonomous system standard equipment on all S90 sedans sold in the United States.

Set to arrive at dealerships later this year, the S90 will come equipped with the second-generation Pilot Assist system.  This will allow the car to drive itself on the highway at speeds up to 80 miles per hour.

In a statement, Volvo Car USA President and CEO Lex Kerssemakers said "Making semi-autonomous features standard in the S90 symbolizes Volvo's commitment to autonomous driving and our Vision 2020."  The company also noted the S90 will become the first car in the United States to come standard with semi-autonomous technology.

Volvo is still keeping some details under wraps but the automaker has previously confirmed the S90 will be offered with three different powertrains including a twin-charged 2.0-liter T6, a turbocharged T5, and a "powerful" T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid variant.  The engines can be connected to a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive will be available on a number of different variants.

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