Volvo developed new technologies

Posted on Monday, 4 March 2013 , 06:03:59 byDan

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Volvo developed new technologies


Volvo came up with an idea to make driving in the dark safer and more comfortable. The innovation was fitted in the new Volvo S60 and V60 and XC60 presented for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show. We are actually talking about the renewed Active High Beam Control which makes it possible to use high beam continuously thanks to an ingenious mechanism that prevents dazzling of oncoming drivers. During a press conference held in Geneva, the carmaker will also present a new world-first collision-avoiding technology. The main advantage is that the traffic environment outside the shaded area is still illuminated by the high beam and this way the chances of detecting objects at the side of the road by the driver are being improved. We are talking about parked cars, animals and unprotected road users. The system helps to prevent dazzling of the driver by shading out only as much of the beam as necessary when an oncoming car approaches or when catching up with another car from behind. The new system uses the camera already used for the detection and auto brake systems located by the rear-view mirror at the top of the windscreen to identify the other vehicle, but also the area the needs to be shaded. The Active High Beam Control works for motorcycles also and features Xenon lamps. So that you know it is very accurate and is active at speeds down to 15 km/h. starting the spring of 2013, the new technology will be available in the Volvo S60, V60 and also in the XC60. We have to admit the new technological innovation will come in handy for many drivers from now on. More information will be released during the Geneva motor Show held next week, so stay tuned and prepare to be amazed.