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Report: Volvo's City Safety System Reducing Fender-Benders on Congested Streets

May 01, 2013

City Safety, Volvo’s low-speed collision avoidance system, is helping Volvo S60 and XC60 drivers avoid minor crashes on congested roads, according to a new report from the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI).

In fact, HLDI found that claims under property damage liability coverage were filed 16% less often for S60s than for other midsize luxury cars. For the XC60, such claims were filed 15% less often.

City Safety uses a light detection and ranging sensor built into the windshield to detect a stopped or slow-moving vehicle ahead. If a crash is imminent and the driver fails to react, the system applies the brakes before impact. City Safety operates at speeds up to 19 mph.

Click here to read HLDI’s status report on City Safety.

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