Volvo developed new technologies

Posted on Monday, 11 March 2013 , 07:03:54 byIulia

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Volvo developed new technologies


All bikers know that their highest danger comes from motorized vehicles. According to a study Volvo made, almost 50 % of all cyclists killed in European traffic have collided with a car. In the US, for example, 618 riders have lost their lives as a result of bicycle / motor vehicle crashes. The number of injuries surpassed 52.000.



To improve these numbers, Volvo developed a new technology, Cyclist Detection with full auto brake technology. This actually detects an automatically applies the brakes of the vehicle when a cyclist swerves in front of a moving car. How does it work? The advanced sensor system scans the area ahead and if a cyclist is heading in the same direction as the car an instant warning and full braking power is applied. Of course, the speed of the car is very important for the outcome of an accident. Well, the system includes a radar unit integrated into the front grille, a camera fitted in front of the interior rear-view mirror and a central control unit. The task of the radar is to detect objects in front of the car and to determine the distance to them. The camera then determines the type of the objects. Because of the dual-mode of the radar, pedestrians and cyclist can be detected earlier. So that you know, the control unit continuously monitors and evaluates the traffic situation. The braking system mentioned above requires both the radar and the camera to confirm the object. Thanks to the advanced sensor technology, the car can apply full braking power immediately when necessary. There is more. This new technology also covers vehicles found in the same lane. This is all for the moment on the matter.



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