Volvo has introduced a world-first premium air quality technology in its cars called the Advanced Air Cleaner, allowing Volvo drivers to breathe clean air inside their cars.

The new feature comes with a sensor that measures PM 2.5 levels inside the cabin, a feature not available in any other car currently on the market. In China, where PM 2.5 measurements and related information services are well-established, Volvo drivers can also compare the air quality between the inside and outside of the cabin.

As an indication of the amount of fine particulate matters in the air, PM 2.5 is a widely used measure for air quality. Many urban areas around the world suffer from PM 2.5 values that exceeds recommended levels by the World Health Organisation (WHO), underlining the need to minimise their impact.

The Advanced Air Cleaner is available in all 90 and 60 series Volvo models based on the Scalable Product Architecture, and cleans fine particulate matters from the cabin through a synthetic-fibre based filter and ionisation. It’s said that up to 95% of all PM 2.5 particles can be kept out of the cabin.