Volvo has just announced that its new S60 sports sedan will come with a new safety feature: pedestrian detection. The car will brake if it detects that it might be about to run into a pedestrian.
Volvo uses radar and cameras to detect pedestrians and it warns the driver to brake. If the driver doesn’t respond quickly enough, the S60 automatically brakes.
Since there is a correlation between speed and the outcome of a pedestrian accident, this new system has the potential to save many lives. By reducing the vehicle speed, Volvo estimates the fatality risk to pedestrians may be reduced by up to 20%.
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