Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Volvo Makes Driving Safer

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Volvo Makes Driving Safer

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Byline: By Steve Hughes

VOLVO is attempting to address the problem of rear-end impacts by introducing a system called Collision Warning with Auto Brake.

It is a warning system that automatically pre-charges the brakes if a rear end collision with a moving or stationary vehicle is imminent.

The technology will be shown at the Frankfurt motor show and will be introduced as an option along with Adaptive Cruise Control and Distance Alert.

The option will cost pounds 1,300 and will be available in the Volvo S80, V70 and XC70 within a few months.

The new Collision Warning with Auto Brake enhances the Collision Warning with Brake Support system that was introduced last year and uses radar and a camera to detect vehicles in front of the car.

The radar has a range of 150 metres while the camera range is 55 metres. By combining the information from both the radar and camera, the system becomes more efficient and with statistics showing that half of rear-end impacts involve a stationary object, the system can also detect stationary vehicles. …

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