2011 Volvo S60: Pedestrian Detection with Full Auto Brake

By Posted 19 Jul 2010, 13:39

Volvo is known for their safety efforts and it is for that reason that they have been working on something new for the upcoming 2011 Volvo S60, which was first debuted at the New York Auto Show. This vehicle will come with a host of new safety features to help protect you and those around you, this will be known as Pedestrian Detection with Full Auto Brake.

The interior and exterior has changed a lot, and do not assume that the Swedish carmaker has done away with comfort levels inside the car, which they now believe is every bit as good as a BMW or Mercedes that’s certainly a bold claim.

So what is Pedestrian Detection with full Auto-Brake? The simple way to explain it is the car will brake for itself before it comes into contact with an object. I watched some footage of this a couple of days ago on Top Gear, lets just say that the lorry came out the winner.

The new safety system uses a radar and camera to monitor if the car is about to hit an object. The car will first sound an alarm to warn the driver, it will then slow the car down by applying the breaks to avoid hitting the pedestrian, vehicle or other object.

For more details on how this new system works, read Dan Roth’s article over on Autoblog

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