2012 Volvo S60 T5: The Button
August 04, 2011
So I think this button is a really good idea, and I wish more cars had one.
As you've probably surmised, pressing it takes the S60's rear head restraints from this...
Rear head restraints are an important safety feature for those traveling in back, but if you're a driver with empty rear seats, they can hamper outward visibility.
Of course, in many cases you can manually remove the restraints and stow them, but this automated solution is a lot more convenient.
It's probably safer as well, since if you remove restraints manually, there's always the chance that you could forget to replace them the next time you have a back-seat passenger. No danger of that happening with this setup, since the intrusive position of the folded restraints demands that they be properly raised for a rear passenger to sit comfortably.
Warren Clarke, Automotive Content Editor