June 22, 2007
Volvo’s Personal Car Communicator wins Innovation Award
2007 Volvo S80 V8 AWD. Click image to enlarge
Goteborg, Sweden – The Volvo Personal Car Communicator (PCC) has won the Innovation Award at the 2007 British Insurance Car Security Awards. The PCC is a pocket-sized control centre which holds security information for the owner about the car’s current lock and alarm status.
The device uses smart key technology and a highly sensitive heartbeat sensor, a world first, to detect if an intruder is present in the car.
When in range, the PCC shows if the car is locked, if the alarm is activated, or if the alarm has been triggered and whether someone is in the car. When out of range, the most recent information is stored so that a check can be made at any time to see if the car was locked when it was parked. The PCC also includes keyless entry and keyless drive.