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Volvo introduces cyclist detection system with auto brake function

By SYF77 on 09 Mar 2013

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Volvo has unveiled their new cyclist detection with full auto brake system. The new feature works in conjunction with the brand’s existing active braking systems, and will be packaged as Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection with full auto brake.

"The advanced sensor system scans the area ahead. If a cyclist heading in the same direction as the car suddenly swerves out in front of the car as it approaches from behind and a collision is imminent, there is an instant warning and full braking power is applied," Volvo explained. The system is also able to detect slow-moving motorcycles in the same lane as the car.

This new feature will be available on the latest V40, S60, V60, XC60, V70, XC70 and S80 models in Europe later this year. Such a system would be useful in an urban city like Singapore, where cyclists and motorists share common lanes.

Below is a short video illustrating the new safety feature.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bg8XCxYhleU



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I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.



 
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