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    In the quest for the ultimate vision of an accident free traffic environment, Volvo Car Corporation's short-term target is that no one will be killed or injured in a new Volvo car by 2020.
    A ball bounces out into the street. Without thinking, the child who dropped it runs after - just in front of an approaching car and driver facing the most dreadful situation... The next generation of preventive safety technology from Volvo has a groundbreaking function that can detect a pedestrian who has walked into the roadway - and automatically avoid collisions at speeds below 25 km/h if the d...
    "DRIVe Towards Zero" is Volvo Cars' vision for developing cars entirely free from harmful exhaust emissions and environment-impacting carbon dioxide. New steps are being continuously taken to reach that vision. For instance, in 2009 Volvo introduced seven high-efficiency diesel models with very low CO2 emissions. And the company's ambitious electrification strategy promises that plug-in hybrids wi...
    Volvo is introducing a series-produced plug-in hybrid as early as 2012. Pure electric power from the battery will cover the daily transport needs of 75 percent of European drivers. For longer distances, an efficient diesel hybrid engine automatically takes over. The combined range is about 1200 kilometres. Carbon dioxide emissions will average out at 49 grams per kilometre, with fuel consumption o...
    Volvo is currently conducting extremely wide-ranging and thorough analysis of a variety of safety scenarios for cars with electric power. Through advanced automatic monitoring of battery status and by encapsulating the battery and protecting it effectively in a collision, the result is a comprehensive safety package of the very highest class.
    It looks like a regular Volvo C30 and it features the very same safety, comfort and space as the standard car. The difference is that it is powered solely by electricity, entirely without exhaust emissions, and has a range of up to 150 kilometres.
    Volvo Cars has developed a new crash-test dummy to test its cars' active safety systems. The latest addition to the crash-test dummy family is Bob.

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