2010 Volvo XC60: Pedestrian Detect with Full Auto Brake
January 03, 2011
Volvo has long been at the forefront of automotive safety technology -- our XC60 is loaded with it, from City Safe to lane departure warning to Driver Alert Control. For 2011, the XC60 gets a new feature designed to protect pedestrians.
Called Pedestrian Detect with Full Auto Brake, this system uses radar and camera technology to keep an eye out for pedestrians in front of the car. If pedestrians are detected, the system issues a warning to the driver, and if the driver ignores that warning, the system applies the brakes.
Yeah, yeah, I know -- another electronic nanny. But when you consider that 11 percent of those killed in traffic accidents in this country are pedestrians, tech like this probably isn't a bad idea.
Warren Clarke, Automotive Content Editor