NBC News reports that the car maker is working on technology to avoid kangaroos. Yes, kangaroos. Apparently they’re a major nuisance to drivers in Australia, with around 20,000 hit by cars each year because they behave erratically when approached by vehicles.
The Volvo technology will include using a camera and radar to detect kangaroos and automatically apply the brakes. I’m thinking you won’t be able to purchase the Volvo with kangaroo-avoidance system in the U.S.