ACCORDING to the World Health Organisation and World Allergy Organisation data, allergies, asthma and air pollution negatively impact hundreds of millions of people worldwide.
That is why Volvo Cars is taking steps to provide its customers with ever-improving air quality inside its latest vehicles via cutting-edge air purification, allowing people to breathe cleaner air.
The brand’s advanced air cleaner, part of the latest air purification technology available on new 90 and 60 series models, has been certified asthma- and allergy-friendly by Allergy Standards Limited (ASL). It removes up to 99,9% of grass, tree and weed pollen allergens from incoming air.
ASL is an independent certification programme that helps consumers identify products that are suitable for people with asthma and allergies.
“By helping our customers improve the air quality inside their Volvo, we will help reduce adverse health effects associated with air pollution, allergens and fine particulates,” said Dr Maria Bernander, occupant health effects expert at Volvo Cars.
“In addition to personal health benefits, studies have shown that cleaner air can also help boost concentration, that can help you stay more focused during the drive,” Bernander said.
Moreover, drivers of the latest Volvo cars will be able to assess whether to purify air in the cabin of their car – with the help of live data that shows actual outdoor pollen and air quality levels in the centre display.
This in-house developed app makes Volvo Cars the first maker to provide live data of outdoor pollen levels to drivers.
“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,” said Anders Löfvendahl, cabin air quality technical expert and function owner.