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Volvo Joins Automakers, NHTSA & IIHS on Automatic Emergency Braking Agreement

Volvo Joins Automakers, NHTSA & IIHS on Automatic Emergency Braking Agreement

 

ROCKLEIGH, NJ. (March 17th, 2016.) Today the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) announced that 20 major automakers signed a commitment to make Automatic Emergency Braking and Forward Collision Warning standard on vehicles starting 2022. Volvo has had Automatic Emergency Braking standard since 2014, with Forward Collision Warning becoming standard on all new Volvos by 2018, well ahead of the agreement's schedule.

 

“Automatic Emergency Braking is a critical part of our Vision 2020, which states that no one should be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo by the year 2020,” said Lex Kerssemakers, President & CEO of Volvo Car USA, “thousands of Volvo owners have already realized the benefits of this technology.”

 

In January 2016, a report conducted by IIHS showed that City Safety, which includes Volvo’s Automatic Emergency Braking function, reduced rear-end collisions by 41% and injuries to occupants by 47%.

 

Volvo continues to develop new safety technologies and make them standard in order to achieve the company’s Vision 2020. Recent technologies include:

 

  • Large Animal Detection with Automatic Braking, a world first safety innovation, will warn the driver about large animals entering the roadway and stop the vehicle to avoid an accident. This technology will be on the 2017 S90 and XC90
  • Cyclist and Pedestrian with Automatic Braking provides advanced warning and automatic braking when cyclists or pedestrians are present in the vehicle’s lane of travel. This feature is available on all Volvo models.
  • Intersection Auto Brake debuted with the 2016 XC90 and is another world-first safety technology that prevents a Volvo driver from steering into oncoming traffic at an intersection via automatic braking.

 

More information about Volvo’s safety innovations can be found here

 

About Volvo Car Canada

Volvo Car of Canada Ltd. is part of the Volvo Car Group of Gothenburg, Sweden. The company provides marketing, sales, parts, service, technology and training support to the 34 Volvo automobile retailers across the country. The S60, S80, V60, XC60 & XC90 are among vehicles that have been awarded the prestigious new Top Safety Pick+ by IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety).  Volvo Cars is committed to Vision 2020, our goal that no one shall be killed or seriously injured in a Volvo by the year 2020.

 

About Volvo Car Group

Volvo has been in operation since 1927. Today, Volvo Cars is one of the most well-known and respected car brands in the world with sales of 503,127 in 2015 in about 100 countries. Volvo Cars has been under the ownership of the Zhejiang Geely Holding (Geely Holding) of China since 2010. It formed part of the Swedish Volvo Group until 1999, when the company was bought by Ford Motor Company of the US. In 2010, Volvo Cars was acquired by Geely Holding.

 

As of December 2014, Volvo Cars had over 25,000 employees worldwide. Volvo Cars head office, product development, marketing and administration functions are mainly located in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo Cars head office for China is located in Shanghai. The company’s main car production plants are located in Gothenburg (Sweden), Ghent (Belgium) and Chengdu (China), while engines are manufactured in Skövde (Sweden) and Zhangjiakou (China) and body components in Olofström (Sweden).

 

Volvo Joins Automakers, NHTSA & IIHS on Automatic Emergency Braking Agreement

 Today the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) announced that 20 major automakers signed a commitment to make Automatic Emergency Braking and Forward Collision Warning standard on vehicles starting 2022. Volvo has had Automatic Emergency Braking standard since 2014, with Forward Collision Warning becoming standard on all new Volvos by 2018, well ahead of the agreement's schedule.

 

“Automatic Emergency Braking is a critical part of our Vision 2020, which states that no one should be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo by the year 2020,” said Lex Kerssemakers, President & CEO of Volvo Car USA, “thousands of Volvo owners have already realized the benefits of this technology.”

 

In January 2016, a report conducted by IIHS showed that City Safety, which includes Volvo’s Automatic Emergency Braking function, reduced rear-end collisions by 41% and injuries to occupants by 47%.

 

Volvo continues to develop new safety technologies and make them standard in order to achieve the company’s Vision 2020. Recent technologies include:

  • Large Animal Detection with Automatic Braking, a world first safety innovation, will warn the driver about large animals entering the roadway and stop the vehicle to avoid an accident. This technology will be on the 2017 S90 and XC90
  • Cyclist and Pedestrian with Automatic Braking provides advanced warning and automatic braking when cyclists or pedestrians are present in the vehicle’s lane of travel. This feature is available on all Volvo models.
  • Intersection Auto Brake debuted with the 2016 XC90 and is another world-first safety technology that prevents a Volvo driver from steering into oncoming traffic at an intersection via automatic braking.
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