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Volvo's City Safety Cutting Rear-End Crashes, Injuries

February 11, 2016

Photo courtesy of Volvo.
Photo courtesy of Volvo.

Volvo's City Safety low-speed collision avoidance system reduced rear-end crashes by 41% and third-party injuries by 48% in a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

The system also reduced injuries to occupants by 47%, according to the study.

The institute studied the system on 2011-2012 S60 sedans and 2010-2012 XC60 luxury SUVs. City Safety became standard on Volvo models with the 2014 model year.

Volvo introduced the second generation of City Safety in 2012 with the V40 wagon.

City Safety is an automatic emergency braking system that's the centerpiece of Volvo's Vision 2020 plan that no one should be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo by that year.

Volvo has been improving the system by adding intersection autobrake to the 2016 XC90 and large animal detection with autobrake with the 2017 S90 sedan.

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