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This is not how you should demonstrate Volvo's Pedestrian Detection System

By Faiming_low on 26 May 2015 in New technology, Safety, Videos

Attached Image No matter what car manufacturers invent in order to maximize road safety and minimize accident hazards, accidents will still happen as long as humans are in the equation.
 
Case in point. Watch the guy who is trying to demonstrate Volvo's City Safety system which would automatically jam the brakes if it detects a vehicle or a large obstacle in front at a standstill or moving slowly in the same direction. Unfortunately, the silly guy does not know that the system does not detects humans and he proceeds to test it on poor guy in pink. We hope he did not sustain any major injuries...
 
For your info, Volvo does actually have a Pedestrian Detection system which would have worked in the above demo but alas, the XC60 used in the video was not fitted with it.
 

 

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Lurpsexx May 26 2015 01:33 PM

Well, what do you expect of this situation with those involved here?? Never check car, never test, kena banged is just asking for it... typical of these folks.. 

Matoonia May 26 2015 04:17 PM

The driver is actually working for Volkswagen?

Fett May 26 2015 04:36 PM

It looks like he very likely injured his wrist and knees

ER-3682 May 26 2015 07:29 PM

Never depends 100% of it...my Mazda got the Smart City Braking System,but only know car park barrier work well,don't dare to try on others car or wall.

Paddie May 26 2015 07:48 PM

Ouch!! Even the manufacturers would use mannequins to demonstrate, not real people!

 

Not the first time it's happened though:

Lurpsexx May 26 2015 10:32 PM

Ouch!! Even the manufacturers would use mannequins to demonstrate, not real people!

 

That's why these people had put their brains at home, before doing this stupid stunt... I'm sure the guy got banged broke something...

VinW Jun 10 2015 11:23 AM

Can never trust technology too much, still best to be operated by a human.

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