Asthma, air pollution and allergies are some of the many issues that millions of people worldwide may be facing in their day-to-day lives, according to the World Health Organisation. Volvo Cars recognised that these factors can affect many worldwide and have tried to create a solution, called the Advanced Air Cleaner. Volvo has the aim to improve air quality inside its latest cars, specifically the 60 and 90 series models, with this new air purification technology, in order to help people breathe cleaner air.
Certified asthma and allergy friendly by Allergy Standards Limited, an independent certification programme which helps people identify products that are suitable for people with asthma and allergies, the Advanced Air Cleaner technology has been trialled and tested to eradicate 99.9% of grass, tree and weed pollen allergens that may enter the vehicle from incoming air flow.
Eradicates more than 97% of airborne viruses
Volvo’s Advanced Air Cleaner is a synthetic fibre-based filter and ionisation which is an air purification technology. It removes more than 97% of airborne viruses which would enter into the car through the air filter, and it decreases existing viral levels which are inside the vehicle by up to 95%. The air cleaner is fully automatic, functioning when the fan is started.
Drivers are able to assess the air quality levels from outside the car with live data that shows pollen levels and inside there are sensors which measure the air levels, shown in the centre display to compare to the air levels outside. This makes Volvo the first of any car manufacturers to focus on providing live data of outdoor pollen levels.
“By regularly testing and evolving the air-purification features in our cars, we can increase our competitive advantage by offering a more comfortable and healthier driving experience,” stated Anders Löfvendahl, Cabin Air Quality Technical Expert and function owner.
Volvo Cars has stated its aims to become a more sustainable brand, committing to reducing its carbon footprint and becoming a fully electric car manufacturer by 2030, with the goal of becoming a climate-neutral company by 2040.