Volvo creates accident free driving cars with some of the technologies it is developing in its quest toward.
The New Technologies
- Pedestrian detection in darkness
- Animal detection
- Road edge and barrier detection
- Vehicle to vehicle communication
- Self parking
- Adaptive cruise control with steer assist
Pedestrian and animal detection is the part of Volvo City Safety System, which comes standard in the various models. This system automatically slams on the brakes if it calculates that an accident is imminent, and can completely prevent accidents if the car is moving at less than 19 mph.
Vehicle to vehicle communication is a wide program being developed by a syndicate of automakers in union with government. This technology lets cars warn each other about hazards, even when the driver lacks line of sight view of any pressure. Volvo is developing technology of automatic parallel parking is one of the promises of independent cars.
Adaptive cruise control has been the steer assist component would add an element where the car could not only handle braking and rushing, but also navigation when driving in slow moving traffic.
Volvo is developing all these technologies and the goal of injuries involving Volvo cars by the year 2020.