One million cars with pioneering auto brake technology sold : Volvo Car Group reaches landmark safety milestone
Today, the sales of Volvo cars equipped with systems for automatic braking passed the one million mark - another milestone that confirms Volvo Car Group's world-leading position within automotive safety.
Volvo Cars' technology for automatic braking includes several world firsts: City Safety, which is standard on all models (except XC90) and works at speeds up to 31mph; Collision Warning with full auto brake; and Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection with full auto brake.
"Several recent reports state that our groundbreaking auto braking technologies help reduce the risk of being involved in a rear-end accident by more than 20 per cent. One million Volvos with auto brake on the roads take us towards our aim that nobody should be killed or suffer serious injuries in a new Volvo car by the year 2020," says Thomas Broberg, Senior Safety Advisor at Volvo Car Group.
Auto brake efficiency documented
The efficiency of Volvo Cars' approach has recently been highlighted:
Focus on more support for the driver
Future Volvos will feature further improvements to existing safety systems as well as new solutions. The focuses of Volvo Car Group's present research within auto brake technology include also making more systems efficient while driving at night. Upcoming solutions will also cover more objects and situations.
"With smart interaction and new advanced solutions we will continue to contribute to further helping avoid collisions from occurring. Moreover, in our most recent car models we have reduced moderate to severe injuries by two-thirds compared with the rate for the older car models. And we are working continuously on new solutions that will bring the figure down even further," says Thomas Broberg.
Auto brake technology overview
How Volvo Cars' present auto brake technology works: