Volvo has won an award for the development of “City Safety.” The XC60 is Volvo’s first car to have this system.
Approximately 75% of all collisions are at speeds less than 30 km/h (18 mph).
In 50 percent of cases the driver does not even brake before the collision and
the reason is usually insufficient concentration. If the vehicle in front
brakes suddenly and City Safety assesses that a collision is imminent, the
brakes are prepared for action. If the driver does not take action, the car is
braked automatically. At speeds less than 15 km/h (9 mph) City Safety can
entirely avoid accidents, at speeds between 17 – 30 km/h (10-18 mph) the system
applies brake force to reduce vehicle speed and help reduce occupant injuries
and vehicle damage.
This system sounds promising. As usual Volvo still leads automobile manufactures in designing safer cars for us all to drive.
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