All-new 2011 Volvo S60 Introduces New Safety Technology
The all-new S60 introduces a unique safety technology: Pedestrian Detection with Full Auto Brake. Pedestrian accidents occur every day in our increasingly hectic traffic conditions, nearly 4,700 deaths annually in the U.S., a number Volvo is working to reduce.
Pedestrian Detection with Full Auto Brake is a brand new technological solution that actively helps the driver to avoid accidents. Volvo’s radar- and camera-based system can detect pedestrians in front of the car, warn the driver if anyone walks out into its path – and then automatically activate the S60’s full braking power if the driver fails to respond in time.
Pedestrian Detection with Full Auto Brake consists of a newly developed radar unit integrated into the all-new S60’s grille, a camera fitted in front of the inside rearview mirror and a central control unit. The radar’s task is to detect any object in front of the car and to determine the distance to it while the camera determines what type of object it is, in turn hopefully reducing the likelihood of a collision.