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Volvos can filter out dirty air with clean cabin technology

Volvo Advanced Air Cleaner

Volvo Cars has introduced new technology that can monitor and clean 95% of the air inside a vehicle’s cabin before drivers start their journey.

The company’s new Advanced Air Cleaner technology comes with a sensor that measures PM 2.5 levels inside the cabin.

Indicating the amount of fine particulate matter in the air, PM 2.5 is a widely used measure for air quality.

In China, where PM 2.5 measurements and related information services are well established, Volvo drivers can also compare air quality inside the cabin to that outside the car.

Globally, many urban areas suffer from PM 2.5 values that exceed recommended levels by the World Health Organisation, underlining the need to minimise their impact.

The technology is initially available on all V60 and V90 models that have been built since spring this year.

A synthetic fibre-based filter and ionisation blocks 95% of PM 2.5 particles out of the cabin. 

Drivers of relevant Volvo models can also use the Volvo On Call smartphone app (where available) to schedule an extra cleaning of the cabin air ahead of their journey. 

The app then tells drivers about the actual PM 2.5 levels inside the cabin after cleaning.

 Transport Minister Rachel Maclean

Virtual Smart Transport Conference 2020 presentations available to view now

After three packed days of content the first Virtual Smart Transport Conference has come to a close, but delegates can now gain free access to rewatch all the presentations during the show.

How to watch the presentations

Videos can be accessed by heading to the Agenda & Live Stream section of the Virtual Smart Transport Conference event website and choosing sessions to watch from across the three days.

The event featured thought leadership presentations from over 45 key stakeholders from the public and private sector, with opening statements from transport minister Rachel Maclean (pictured) and Mayor for Greater Manchester Combined Authority Andy Burnham.

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