17 September, 2007

Driver Alert

Volvo has long been associated with safety, and the firm has announced new features for the S80, XC70, and V70 that aim to keep the link alive. Among the new systems that should be available at the end of 2007 are 'Collision Warning with Auto Brake' which automatically activates the brakes if the driver doesn't react to the warnings and the 'Driver Alert Control' for monitoring the behavior of the vehicle and suggesting that the motorist take a coffee break if there's just too much swaying going on.

They still continue to overlook safety upgrades that would be of great benefit to road users in Britain who have to share road space with Volvo drivers. A system that detects two junctions in a row where the driver has indicated left and then turned right which would automatically disable the car and inform the DVLA. And bi-focal windscreens.

2 Step to the white courtesy phone:

Blogger MadMondo shout your mess

By far the worst vehicle to trial this technology in - or possibly the best. Look forward to your local service station filled to the brim with Volvo's and their drivers jacked up on their sixteenth coffee of the day at 7:30 in the morning.

September 18, 2007 3:32 pm

Blogger FRITZ shout your mess

I think that's a fantastic idea--and just another reason why I should own a volvo. Anything that gives me an excuse to drink coffee has to be a good thing, and worthy of my pennies.

Literally. Pennies. Can you buy a volvo with some pennies?

September 25, 2007 1:04 pm


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