Review: Volvo Safety Technology

 

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Technology Innovation

Volvo Cars designed and implemented the first three-point safety belt, the first booster cushion for children, the SIPS™ Side Impact Protection System as well as the WHIPS™ Whiplash Impact Protection System. These advances have helped avert injury and have saved innumerable lives. Volvo will continue to innovate to help achieve their vision that no one should be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo car by 2020.

Safety Technology

Volvo’s IntelliSafe system incorporates safety equipment that is utilized in all new Volvo models. Always a leader in innovation, Volvo Cars was the first to introduce this type of safety system as standard in every new Volvo car. Volvo’s City Safety Collision Avoidance Technology, part of the IntelliSafe system, uses radar and camera technology to detect other vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists, as well as large animals. The system can brake automatically to help you avoid an impact. In addition, Pilot Assist helps keep your car at a set speed and keeps it centered in its lane with steering support. Other safety technology features consist of road sign information, run-off road mitigation, collision mitigation rear support, a blind spot information system with steer assist, cross-traffic alert with autobrake, and adaptive cruise control.

Driver Monitoring Technology

Current Volvo models employ a forward-viewing camera with Driver Alert Control to monitor the steering compared to your previous driving sessions, ensuring you are attentive. The Drive Alert safety system gives an audible warning if the system gets input that you are driving more erratically or if you appear to be drowsy.

As Volvo continues to move forward on safety innovation, their engineers are dedicated to creating and providing the latest and greatest safety systems. Therefore, Volvo has a plan to add cameras inside its cars to monitor driver behavior. The camera and sensors will work to detect lane weaving, slow reaction times, and watch the driver's eye movement to determine if a driver is intoxicated, distracted, or drowsy. As a safety precaution, this Driver Monitor system would be able to limit the speed of the vehicle, slow down the car and park it in a safe place, or alert Volvo On Call support service.

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