Volvo cars recently organised a panel discussion to deliberate on the ills of air pollution and make recommendations for sustainable solutions to it. The event saw the promotion of Volvo’s CleanZone multi-filter technology which is its unique approach to controlling interior air quality and providing a better driving environment through innovative solutions for enhanced wellbeing and health. This system made its debut in India with the all-new XC 90 SUV.
In cars equipped with the new improved multi-filter, the amount of “fine dust” particles smaller than 0.4 μm can be as much as 70 per cent less than in a car without the filter, according to a standardised component test. This is a significant improvement as studies have shown that dust particles smaller than 10 µm can cause a number of health problems, including difficulty breathing and lung infections. This multi filter has first been introduced in the all new XC 90. It features a larger design that intercepts more particulates and pollen, as well as a layer of active charcoal that effectively removes a host of contaminants that can impact the health of drivers.
Commenting on the occasion, Tom Von Bonsdroff, Managing Director, Volvo Auto India says, “Up to 45 per cent of the industrialised world’s population is now suffering from some form of allergy or hypersensitivity. Over ten per cent has asthma. At Volvo, our commitment to safety goes well beyond safety belts and air bags. It’s about making sure that every minute you and your family spend in a Volvo is as safe as it can possibly be. That includes breathing.”