Volvo safety active systems reduce accidents

Volvo safety active systems reduce accidents

Volvo XC60 boasts new levels of performance regarding the safety systems, which now reach 51% fewer bodily injury accidents and 27% fewer damage accidents as compared to the other mid-size luxury SUVs, information confirmed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the Highway Loss Data Institute. Furthermore, the study announces that the XC60 is 19% less likely to produce accidents when compared to other models in Volvo's range, due to the City Safety, the SUV's standard low-speed collision avoidance system. Obstacles at speeds from 2-19 mph are spotted by the infrared laser sensor of the system, which automatically engages the brakes in order to avoid a possible collision in case the driver does not respond in the appropriate time. Adrian Lund, HDLA and IIHS president stated that the statistics showed the belief that Volvo drivers were safer than those driving other brands was false as driver mistakes were responsible for 90% of accidents. He added that collision avoidance systems were able to help the distracted motorists who fail to notice an impending accident. Offering the optional Pedestrian Detection with Full Auto Brake system, which scans objects in front of the car and compares them to 10,000 forms programmed in its database in only 50 milliseconds through a forward-looking radar, Volvo makes the City Safety system standard on the 2011 and 2012 S60 as well as the 2012 S80 and XC70 models. In case of a possible accident, the driver is warned by a light and a sound, while 64 pedestrians can be tracked up through these safety systems.


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