Volvo New City Safety Technology
Volvo is already known for producing safe vehicles, but the 2010 Volvo XC60 takes car safety to a new level. The 2010 Volvo XC60 has a new safety system called City Safety as standard equipment. It is officially be Volvo’s safest vehicle so far.
The City Safety technology helps the driver to avoid a low speed collision. The majority of reported collisions take place at low speeds, mainly due to a distracted driver not braking in time. If the Volvo XC60's City Safety system detects an imminent collision, it automatically applies the brakes and gives an audible warning to alert the driver.
The system uses a laser sensor that is located near the top of the windshield, behind the rear-view mirror, to detect objects within 13 feet in front of the vehicle. At speeds up to 18 mph, the lasers will scan for obstacles.
If a possible collision is detected, the system can automatically stop the vehicle without driver input. Between 9 and 18 mph, the system focuses on slowing down the vehicle as much as possible before a collision happens.
A red light flashes on the windshield, as well as a warning light in the multifunction display, to inform the driver that the system has engaged. It also illuminates the brake lights to warn drivers behind the vehicle.
Overall, the system helps to protect occupants inside the vehicle, as well as occupants of the vehicle directly in front and behind.