Volvo drivers are just safer than a general sampling of drivers

Article by Christian Andrei, on July 19, 2011

A study conducted by the Highway Loss Data Institute on accident rates proves that the collision avoidance system on the Volvo XC60 boosts vehicle safety.

The Institute released a report, stating that compared to other mid-sized luxury SUVs, the XC60 (which features a low-speed collision avoidance system named City Safety) figured in 27% fewer property damage accidents. The model also had 51% fewer bodily injury accidents.

In addition, the XC60 was 19% less likely than other Volvos to have property damage accidents. Adrian Lund, the Institute President, said that this aspect of the study removes the idea that Volvo drivers are just safer drivers than a general sampling of drivers.

An infrared laser sensor is used by City Safety to detect possible accidents at speeds from 2 to 19 mph. If the motorist doesn’t react in time, the system instantly turns on the brakes. This unit doesn’t work on speeds above 19 mph.

Lund explained that this survey implies that collision avoidance systems are effective in helping distracted motorists who aren’t aware of an impending accident. Lund said that 90% of crashes are due to driver mistakes.

He added that this is the first technology that gives the driver a jolt when there’s danger. Later in 2011, the Institute will examine the effectiveness of collision avoidance systems developed for high speeds. The Institute claims that to date, there have been no other comparable data that have been released related to this technology.

Topics: volvo

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Login or Create new account to add a comment!

Recommended

Volkswagen Group’s dieselgate saga continues, but it appears the German company would be able to get out of trouble, but it would not be unscathed. This development comes as Volkswagen...
by - January 22, 2017
When a car has been in the market for nearly six years, it loses some of its luster and its customers tend to go for the all-new model with a...
by - January 22, 2017
Remember Zenos Cars, a British carmaker that specializes in designing and building lightweight and high-performance sports cars? If you are wondering how the company is faring with their E10 lightweight...
by - January 21, 2017
Mercedes-Benz has revealed that in 2017, its series 124 coupé will be celebrating its 30th anniversary. While this itself is a significant event, it will also mean that this model...
by - January 21, 2017
BMW’s 550i xDrive has long been considered as one of the most successful business sedans in the world. For the brand, this may not be enough as it has officially...
by - January 20, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries