Volvo Cars Wins International Prize for City Safety
NEW YORK – Volvo
Cars’ in-house developed technology for avoiding low-speed collisions — is receiving
the American “Traffic Safety Achievement Award” at this year’s World Traffic
Safety Symposium in New York.
year’s World Traffic Safety Symposium held at the New York International Auto
show, a panel of experts consisting of traffic safety specialists from
institutions such as the Department of Transportation and the National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reward various developments that reduce
the number of injuries and fatalities on American roads. Volvo’s safety
feature, City Safety, helps prevent or lessen the severity of collisions at low
speeds, thus reducing the risk of personal injuries and damage to vehicles.
will be the world’s first to install City Safety as standard equipment in a
vehicle. Launched later this year, the XC60 is Volvo’s first car to have this
system. Approximately 75 percent of all collisions are at speeds less than 30
km/h (18 mph). In 50 percent of cases the driver does not even brake before the
collision and the reason is usually insufficient concentration. If the vehicle
in front brakes suddenly and City Safety assesses that a collision is imminent,
the brakes are prepared for action. If the driver does not take action, the car
is braked automatically. At speeds less than 15 km/h (9 mph) City Safety can
entirely avoid accidents, at speeds between 17–30 km/h (10-18 mph) the system
applies brake force to reduce vehicle speed and help reduce occupant injuries
and vehicle damage.
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